Madagascar Visa

Madagascar Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping


A visa to enter Madagascar can be issued both upon arrival at the airport of the country, providing a passport (valid for at least 6 months from the end of the planned trip) and round-trip tickets, and at the Embassy of the country in Russia.

Required documents:

– Passport (valid for at least 6 months);

– double-sided visa application forms;

– 4 photos;

– a photocopy of the ticket in both directions;

– for children traveling accompanied by one of the parents or without them – a copy of the power of attorney from the remaining parent (parents) to leave the child.

The visa application form must be completed in four copies (preferably in French). One photo is pasted on each visa application form. A round-trip air ticket is presented. Each applicant is charged a processing fee in rubles, equivalent to 118 US dollars.

Each visa application is considered individually and at any stage of the application process, the Embassy may request additional information. The Embassy reserves the right to refuse to issue a visa. The term for issuing a visa is 2 days after the submission of documents.

A tourist visa is valid for entry for 90 days from the date of issue. If necessary, a visa can be extended in Madagascar by contacting the local immigration office.

Import and export of foreign currency is not limited. The import of local currency is limited to 1,000 ariary, its export is prohibited. Persons over the age of 21 are allowed duty-free import of up to 500 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 500 grams. tobacco, as well as 1 bottle of any alcoholic beverage. The import of perfumes and other perfume products is prohibited. It is forbidden to export art objects, rare animals (including their stuffed animals) and plants without special permission. When exporting jewelry made of precious metals and stones, you must present a receipt from the store.

Madagascar, Embassy website:

Embassy in Madagascar

Madagascar, embassy in Moscow
Kropotkinskaya metro station, Kursovoy pereulok, 5.

Tel.: 290-02-14.

Fax: 202-34-53.

Madagascar, Embassy website:

Madagascar, Russian Embassy in the country:
Antananarivo, 101, BP 4006, Ambohijatovo, Ivandry.

Tel.: (261) 20-22-4-28-16, 20-22-4-28-27.

Fax: (261) 20-22-4-26-42.

Contact in Madagascar

You can call abroad from pay phones that stand on the streets of large tourist centers and work with coins, as well as from post offices.

In order to call from Russia to Madagascar, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 261 – the two-digit number of the telephone company that provides communication (most often the TELMA operator, whose number is 20) – the area code – the subscriber’s number. The code for Antananarivo is 22.

In order to call from Madagascar to Russia, you need to dial 16 – 7 – the area code – the subscriber’s number.

Emergency Phones in Madagascar

Ambulance – 2-11-70.

Fire department – 2-25-66.

Police – 117, 2-29-72.


January 1 – New Year’s Day

March 29 – Rebellion Day (against the French colonists)

May 1 – Labor Day

May 25 – African Unity Day

June 26 – Independence Day

December 25 – Christmas

December 30 – Republic Day

Madagascar celebrates Alhamadi in March – Malagasy New Year, in May, the Rice Festival is held throughout the country, in May-June in Nosy Be, a festival of traditional music Donia is held. National holidays are celebrated on a grand scale – the Day of the Rebellion, the Day of African Unity and the Day of the Republic.

Traveling alone in Madagascar is not worth it, it is better to travel in groups accompanied by a guide, and you should not leave things unattended.

Swimming is allowed only in designated areas.

According to medicinelearners, shops are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:30, on Saturday – from 8:00 to 13:00. Large supermarkets are open all week from 8:00 to 20:00.

Tipping It
is not necessary to leave a tip, as most often it is already included in the bill.

Malagasy people are hospitable, friendly and not intrusive at all.

220V, 50Hz;

Vaccinations are not required to enter the country. However, hepatitis A, B and C and malaria are common in Madagascar, so it is recommended to be vaccinated against hepatitis, and to take malaria prevention pills before and during your stay here and after returning home. Be sure to take out medical insurance.

It is better to use bottled water for drinking and brushing your teeth.

Madagascar Visa