VISA

The embassy issues the visa in 5 days (minimum time) but it is also possible to ask for it at the airport upon arrival.

The parts to be supplied:

-A passport valid for six months after your return date

-An official form from the Embassy of Madagascar

– Photocopy of the A / R air ticket or a booking certificate of the tour operator

– 2 passport photos.

Please note that the tourist visa for a stay of less than 30 days is payable from February 12, 2017, in the amount of 27 Euros, 31 to 60 days, it costs 33 Euros, and for a period of 61 to 90 days, 46 Euros.

The entry and residence visa with a single entry is issued to tourists by the Diplomatic and Consular Representations or at the airport of disembarkation for payment of the corresponding fee:

– 27 Euros for a stay or equal to one month.

– 33 Euros for stays longer than 1 month and less than or equal to 2 months

– 46 Euros for stays longer than 2 months and less than or equal to 3 months

For citizens of the European Union, Canadian, and Swiss: passport (valid for another six months after return), mandatory visa, obtained from the consulate

Useful numbers

Please visit the relevant consular website of the Madagascar  for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality.

Embassy of Madagascar in France

Ad. : 4, avenue Raphaël

75016 Paris

Tel: 01 45 04 62 11

Fax: 01 45 03 31 75

Web: http://affiliacom.com/AmbassadeMada/

Email: info@ambamad-france.com

Embassy of France in Madagascar, Tananarive

3 rue Jean-Jaurès – Ambatomena – BP 204

Tel: [261] (20) 22 398 98

Fax: [261] (20) 22 399 27

Web: http://www.ambafrance-mg.org

MADAGASCAR Tananarive – Consulate General of Madagascar

3 rue Jean-Jaurès – BP 897

Tel: [261] (20) 22 398 50

Fax: [261] (20) 22 398 84

Web: http://www.madagascar-contacts.com/consulfrance-tananarive

Consulates of Madagascar:

Paris: 01 45 04 00 68.

Bordeaux: 19, rue Thiac. Such. : 05 56 44 78 81.

Le Havre: 39, av Foch. Such. 02 35 42 00 92.

Marseille: 234, bd Périer. VIII. Such. : 04 91 15 16 91

Saint-Etienne: 21, rue Michelet. Such. 04 77 32 66 63.

Lyon: 130, rue de Sèze. Life. Such. : 04 37 24 16 56.

HEALTH | VACCINATION

We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements:

  • The usual analgesic: paracetamol (DOLIPRANE®, DAFALGAN® …).

Poly vitamin tablets (type ALVITYL®: 1 to 3 days)

  • Against common diarrhea: an intestinal retarder (IMODIUM® or an anti-secretory: TIORFAN®), an intestinal disinfectant
  • A gastric bandage, useful in case of gastroenteritis, pain Stomach. Sucking tablets are the easiest to transport: PHOSPHALUGEL®, MAALOX®
  • An anti-emetic, particularly appreciated in case of gastroenteritis:

PRIMPERAN® (1/2 to 1 tablet three times daily, before Meal)

  • A simple analgesic, for example based on paracetamol (type DOLIPRANE®, DAFALGAN®).
  • One antiallergic (CLARITYNE® type: 1 tablet per day in the morning at Breakfast)
  • An antispasmodic (type SPASFON®: maximum 6 tablets per Day)
  • If you are subject to motion sickness: DRAMAMINE® (or other,NAUTAMINE®)
  • An antibiotic active on various infections, particularly intestinal

(fluor quinolone: ​​CIFLOX® or OFLOCET®, and / or amoxicillin type CLAMOXYL® or AUGMENTIN®) active on amoebae (type FLAGYL® -tablets)

AREA

Madagascar covers 226,597 square kilometers.

FLIGHTS

Approximately 11 hours in direct flight. 13 to 14 hours with a stopover. Antananarivo is 8,748 kilometers from Paris.

Airlines connecting Madagascar to the rest of the world:

  • Air Madagascar,
  • Air France ,
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Corsair
  • Kenya Airways ,
  • South African Airlink,
  • Ethiopian Airlines,
  • Air Seychelles
  • Air Austral
  • Air Mauritius
  • EWA Air Airlines.

When you are flying within the country :we do not recommend you plan to connect any regional or international flights the same day with any domestic flight.

AIRPORTS

Ivato is the international airport about 12 kilometres from Antananarivo. Small road, big traffic. During the day it takes a minimum of 45 minutes to complete the journey. By taxi.

For domestic flights, major cities and towns have small airports.

LANGUAGE

Malagasy and French. With more or less ease, French is understood everywhere. Few people speak English or any other international language. But for those who are working in Tourism Industry, most of them speak three languages at least English and French. For Madagascar Tourism and Travel, our team  and guides speak English, French and German apart from our mother tongue.

RELIGION

The Malagasy are predominantly Christians, Muslims and Buddhists. They also practice ancestor worship. Many prohibitions (fady) govern daily life.

PHONE

To call from France, dial 00 261+ area code:

  • Antananarivo: 22
  • Diego Suarez: 82
  • Nosy Be: 86
  • Toamasina: 53
  • Mahajanga: 62
  • Antsirabé: 44
  • Fianarantsoa: 75
  • Tulear: 94
  • Fort- Dauphin: 92

+ the number of the correspondent.

To call France, dial 00 33 + number of the correspondent without the zero.
On the spot, to dial locally, dial the local area code + the five-digit number of the correspondent.

JET LAG

+1…………………………………………… South Africa

-1 ………………………………………………..France

-1………………………………………………… Germany

+2 in winter and +1 summer………………………… Western Europe

CLIMATE

  • For Central Highland: balm and mild climate
  • For the West: Hot and dry
  • The East Coast: Rain
  • The North: Hot and Wet,
  • South: Semi – arid.

Madagascar is visited throughout the year however the dry season is the best time to travel. It extends from April to early November. The weather is nice during these months. Temperature during the day is cool, around 18º and can drop to 5º at night.

CHANGE

Starting from 2005 Ariary is the Malagasy currency which is currently around 3600 MGA for 1 Euro. Before it was the Malagasy franc (FMG)

For your travel expenses, It is advisable to make the exchange only as the need arises and to bring cash Euros or US dollars. Credits cards are accepted in major towns and cities banks and big hotels.  We recommend you change money at the airport upon your arrival, all banks use the same rate more or less.

Traveller`s cheques are not convenient for trip in Madagascar. They are widely not accepted throughout the country.

CLOTHES AND LUGGAGE

  1. We  advise you bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, some warm items for the evenings, and long shirts and pants for protection against mosquitoes in the malaria areas. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry. Some people like to take jeans for evenings out but they can be tough to dry and should not be used for trekking.
  2. Prefer casual and comfortable clothes NOT nylon and other synthetics, which can be very uncomfortable in hot weather. Ex-military or military style clothing and equipment is NOT recommended.
  3. Do not forget the closed-in walking shoes when we go hiking.
  4. Sun protection – hat, sunscreen, sunglasses flashlight or headlamp for night walks

BUSINESS DAYS AND HOLIDAYS

The offices normally open daily from Monday to Friday.

For public companies, the opening time is from 8 am to 4 pm.

Holidays:

-1 January: New Year’s Day.

-8 March: Women’s International Day, therefore only for women.

-29 March: Commemorating the events of 1947

-Easter Monday

-1 May: International working days

-Ascension

-Monday of Pentecost

-26 June: National holiday

-1 November: All Saints Day

-25 December: Christmas

TAKING PICTURES AND VIDEOS

For professional photographs and videos inside the park, or zoo you must apply for an authorization issued by Madagascar National Park.

Before taking pictures of people, you should also ask for their permissions.

Museum: There are museums that do not accept photographs for the conservation of common objects.

Zoo: There are Zoo’s that allow the taking of pictures but in paid mode.

If you need any further information, feel free to contact us.  Looking forward to meeting you in Madagascar