Foreign travel advice

Madagascar

Entry requirements

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

You can get a 30-day tourist visa for a fee (payable in cash in Malagasy Ariary, US dollars or Euros) at the airport on arrival. Make sure an entry stamp is recorded in your passport. A tourist visa has a maximum validity of 3 months and isn’t extendable.

There’s no Embassy of Madagascar in London. For further information about entry requirements, or if you wish to get a visa before travel, contact the Embassy of Madagascar in Paris, which offers a visa service, 04 Avenue Raphaël 75016 Paris, Telephone: +33 (0) 9 83 32 45 15 / +33 (0) 9 83 32 27; email: infoambamadparis@yahoo.fr, or the Visa Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madagascar, email: maevisas@gmail.com.

Make sure that your visa is valid for the period and purpose of your journey. Overstaying may lead to detention and deportation.

Passport validity

Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Madagascar. You should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport on arrival.

Airport security fee

Airport security tax has been imposed since 1 March 2014. This tax is normally included in the ticket fare.

Proof of onward or return travel

You will be asked for evidence of onward or return travel at check-in in the UK and on arrival in Madagascar.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Madagascar.

Travelling with children

Children already in possession of a visa don’t need further parental approval to enter Madagascar.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.