Good to know before you go


Capital Antananarivo

Area of over 580,000 km2

4,800 km of coastline

More than 20 million inhabitants

Dry season April - October | Rainy season November - March

Language : malgasy and frech

Time zone GMT +3

Electricity 127/220 V, 50 Hz, European type C / D / E / J / K plugs


On this page, you will find important information relating to the preparation of your trip to Madagascar. Completion of entry and stay formalities is the responsibility of each traveler. It is up to each traveler to check with the competent administrative authorities that this information is indeed applicable to his situation. Thank you for your understanding.

The duration of tourist stay in Madagascar is currently limited to 90 days. For any stay of less than three months, an entry and stay visa is mandatory. It pays off in all cases. This so-called non-immigration visa cannot be extended or converted into a long-stay visa and does not give the right to the exercise of a remunerated activity.

Your single and residence visa for Madagascar can be issued upon arrival at IVATO airport. Alternatively, you can obtain it before your arrival, from diplomatic and consular representations in your country of residence.


1 – 30 DAYS 18 €
31 – 60 DAYS 23 €
61 – 90 DAYS 32 €

Visa prices, as well as the conditions of admission to Madagascar are subject to revision by the authorities of Madagascar without notice.

For more information, please visit the website of Office National du Tourisme de Madagascar


On your arrival in Madagascar, the following documents will be required by the authorities for your access to the country:

Your passport valid for 6 months after the return date. The passport must have at least 2 blank pages face to face for your visa application.

The paper copy of your international round trip electronic ticket. Any passenger who does not present this document runs the risk of being turned away by the authorities.

A return or onward ticket, with visas or residence permit for the country of return or onward if necessary.

An accommodation address: a hotel name is sufficient. Parental authorization will be required for a minor child traveling with only one of his parents.

Before confirming your stay in Madagascar, we kindly ask you to ensure that your travel documents are compliant.



Royal Hill of Ambohimanga (2001)


Atsinanana humid forests (2007)
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve (1990)

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Like the biodiversity of its nature, Madagascar offers a great variety in its craftsmanship, thanks to the know-how of its population with a thousand and one talents. Ancestral techniques are improved with up-to-date ideas. What to take with you some beautiful handicrafts, in addition to unforgettable memories of your trip, your meetings!

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