Madagascar Practical Information


All visitors to Madagascar are required to get a visa to enter the country. Besides getting a visa from an embassy or consulate in advance, foreign visitors can also obtain a visa online or on arrival. In addition, they must hold a passport valid for 6 months after the scheduled return date and a return or onward ticket.
Allow around 35 € – 37 USD / person to obtain a short stay visa (less than 30 days).

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Malagasy representation closest to your place of residence.


No compulsory vaccination.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required.

Jet lag

Madagascar Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). Madagascar is in the East Africa Time Zone (EAT).


Madagascar uses the ARIARY (MGA)
1 Euro (€) = 4 500 MGA
1 Dollar (USD) = 3 800 MGA

There are offices or banks where travellers can exchange money. In large cities, it is also possible to withdraw money from banks with international Visa credit cards.

127/220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

Malagasy and French are the two official languages.
For the Malagasy language, there are dialects depending on the region. English is taught in school, but fewer people are fluent in the language.

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