Useful information

The single entry visa and stay in Madagascar is issued by the diplomatic and consular representations or the airport of disembarkation. The right of residence is 80 000 Ar (about 23 €) for a stay less than or equal to 1 month, 100 000 Ar (29 €) between 1 and 2 months, 140 000 Ar (40 €) between 2 and 3 months, and 150,000 Ar (43 €) from 3 months to 3 years.

The climate in Madagascar is very varied depending on the region. The highlands have a mild climate, the west is hot and dry, the coast is rainy, the north is hot and humid, and the south semi-arid. The dry season runs from April to October, and the summer, rainy season, from November to March. The ideal is to leave between September and October or from April to June.

The uniqueness of the Malagasy language differentiates Madagascar from many other countries. However, he knows dialectal variants more or less marked. French and English have an official languages ​​status, with an advantage for use in French.

Madagascar is located at GMT + 3. The island therefore has a time difference of + 1h from South Africa, + 1h in summer and + 2h in winter from Western Europe, + 1h from the Réunion and Mauritius, -4h from Thailand, and -5h from Singapore and Honk Kong.

Madagascar returned to its traditional currency, the Ariary, in 2005. The Malagasy currency is not convertible, it is advisable to make the exchange only as and when needs.

BFV-SG (+261) 20 22 206 91
BMOI – Banque Malgache de l’océan Indien (+261) 20 22 346 09
BOA – Bank Of Africa (+261) 20 22 202 51
SBM – State Bank of Mauritius (+261) 20 22 266 07
BNI – Credit Agricole (+261) 20 22 228 00
MCB – Mauritius Commercial Bank (+261) 20 22 272 62
BICM – Banque Internationale pour le Commerce de Madagascar (+261) 20 22 565 68

Master Card, Visa Card, Blue card.

Holders of these credit cards can withdraw cash from the bank.