The following nationals DO NOT require a visa: Madagascar
Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 24 hours by the same or first connecting aircraft on the same day without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed onward tickets & documentation for their onward journey
There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Polio, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country especially in coastal areas. Rabies.
Temperatures are governed by altitude. The lowlands are hot and humid especially during the rainy period. Rainfall is highest on the east coast and decreases on the interior plateau and in the west and south. The south experiences a rainy season between Dec-Mar, the central plateau between Nov-Mar & the east coast is wet for much of the year. Torrential rain and high winds due to tropical cyclones can affect the island several times a year
Location of Madagascar: Indian Ocean
Local Time in Madagascar: GMT+3
Capital City of Madagascar: Antananarivo
Population in Madagascar: 20.6 million
Language(s) spoken in Madagascar: Malagasy, French
Dialling Code for Madagascar: 261
Emergency numbers in Madagascar: Police: 17. Fire: 18. Ambulance: 22 357 53
Driving in Madagascar: Driving is on the right. National licence required
Electricity in Madagascar: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Madagascar: Ariary (MGA)
Notes: MGA: 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000
Coins: MGA: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Cash; most hotels accept major credit/debit cards.
Opening Hours in Madagascar:
Bank: 0800-1500 Mon-Fri
Office: 0900-1700 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0800-1200 & 1400-1800 Mon-Fri
Hints in Madagascar: Very few executives speak English. Care should be taken to respect religious conventions and other local beliefs and practices. There are some restrictions on photography. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Madagascar: When a service charge is added to the bill, tips are not necessary, however it is customary to leave small change
Import Allowances in Madagascar: Free import by persons over 21 years old:
500 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 500gr of tobacco
1 bottle of alcoholic beverage
No free import of perfume
Antananarivo Ivato (TNR)