All visitors must have a visa to enter Madagascar. Visas can be arranged in advance at any Malagasy embassy or consulate for the equivalent of about €29/34 for single/multiple entry. One-month, single-entry visas are available on arrival at Ivato airport in Antananarivo (about €30) – but get an update on the situation before arriving without one. Visas are valid for up to three months from the date of entry and must be used within six months of the date of issue.
As long as you have not exceeded the normal three-month maximum, visas can be extended at the immigration office in Antananarivo or any provincial capital. You will need to supply between two to four passport-size photos as well as a copy of your return air or boat ticket. A one-month extension costs about €21 and can take several days to process.
Visas for onward travel
Visas for travel to South Africa are available from its embassy in Antananarivo.