There are two ways to get your visa; either you will be issued once you arrive at Ivato International Airport or at other airports receiving direct flights from abroad (cost: 30 £ valid for 30 days maximum but inquire information just before your trip) either at the Malagasy embassy or consulate in your country.'
Documents: Passport valid for 6 months after the date of return.
Recommendations to travelers
The weight in the hold is 2 suitcases of 23kg in eco class on Air France and 2 suitcases of 32kg in business class. For other companies the total weight must not exceed 30kg. On domestic flights in Madagascar, the weight is limited to 20kg.
Antimalarial drugs are strongly recommended, provide for yourself anti-mosquito repellents. Other recommended vaccinations: tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, thyroid, diphtheria. Drink only mineral water.
The official currency is the Ariary (Ar or MGA).
Numerous automatic machines exist in cities where you could use your visa card.
Note that only the MCB bank accepts the Mastercard.
To travel with mind In peace, it is advisable to subscribe to an insurance (assistance repatriation, medical expenses, trip cancellation, material damages.
Three mobile operators (Orange, Telma, Airtel) exist in Madagascar, and their products are available upon your arrival at Ivato airport. You can choose a prepaid card (SIM) by reloading a prepaid phone card. Networks are 4G in all major cities with high speed mobile data.
The national language of Madagascar is Malagasy. French is spoken mainly in big cities.
Find out on the internet the climatic conditions of each city. Being in the southern hemisphere, winter is between the months of May to August and the summer between November and February. The east coast is susceptible to cyclones during the months of February and March.
The exportations of raw gems, protected endemic plants, animals and cultural objects are prohibited. They will be seized by the customs at the exit of the country.
However, it is possible to obtain a prior official authorization to export these articles.