Madagascar is part of Africa with main city at Antananarivo. It's usually 🌤️ 24.73 °C in Madagascar with a rainfall of 🌧 219.53 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Madagascar. Internet speed in Madagascar is on average 3.3 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 22M people. The main currency is Malagasy Ariary. The languages spoken are French and Malagasy. Automatic teller machines are rare in Madagascar. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~24.73 °C 🌧 ~219.53 mm 👨👩👦👦 22M people
Madagascar Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
Tropical cyclone Freddy has moved away from Madagascar. Cyclone season in Madagascar is from November to April. Monitor local news sources, including radio and the Bureau Nationale de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) for up-to-date information. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar due to the potential for crime, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.
Madagascar Essential travel details
Madagascar uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are French and Malagasy
Money in Madagascar
💱 Currencies Used
Madagascar uses the Malagasy ariary (symbol: Ar), code MGA.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 ariaries. Ariary is subdivided into 5 iraimbilanjas. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 4, 2 and 1 ariaries and 1 iraimbilanja.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Madagascar. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Madagascar. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.
Calling in Madagascar
Internet speed in Madagascar is on average 3.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Madagascar is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 63,055.40 MGA, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, Orange, Telma or bip by Blueline. Madagascar uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Madagascar upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Madagascar, dial +, then 261 (the country code for Madagascar), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Madagascar, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 20 .
Driving in Madagascar
Madagascar country map
Madagascar travel details
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