Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Antananarivo (Madagascar), Violent Highway Robberies

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when traveling through two designated areas due to violent highway robberies.

� The general area south of the National Route (RN) 7 and RN 27 including the RN 10, RN 13, and the surrounding areas. This area does not include the RN 13 and the coastal roads RN 12A and RN 12 between Ambovombe and Farafangana, including Fort Dauphin/Tolagnaro area.

� The RN 1B which is located to the west of Antananarivo between Tsiroanomandidy and Maintirano.

Review your personal security and travel plans accordingly; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.