If you are coming from a yellow-fever-infected country, you will be asked for a yellow fever vaccination certificate.
Travellers are allowed to leave the country with the following:
- 2kg of vanilla (dried)
- 1kg of hallmarked jewellery with receipts
- 1kg peppercorn or coffee
Precious stones and woods must come with conformity and export certificates. If the retailer doesn’t provide it to you, inquire at the customs desk at the airport.
For a full list of regulations, check Douanes Malgaches (Malagasy Customs; www.douanes.gov.mg).
All visitors must have a visa to enter Madagascar.
To obtain a visa, travellers will need to provide a return plane ticket, have a passport valid for at least six months after the intended date of return and have one free page in the passport for the visa stamps.
Visas of up to 90 days can be purchased at the airport upon arrival.
- 30-day visas cost €35
- 60-day visas cost €40
- 90-day visas cost €50
Longer or different types of visas must be arranged before travel – note that application times can be long.
The government is introducing an e-visa system (www.evisamada.gov.mg) whereby travellers will be able to apply and pay for their visas online, although this wasn't operational at the time of research.
Always check with your country's embassy on the latest conditions and fees.