Madagascar international travel guide

Landscape view of Madagascar

Madagascar πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬

Madagascar is part of Africa with main city at Antananarivo. It's usually 🌀️ 24.26 °C in Madagascar with a rainfall of 🌧 98.78 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 Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~24.26 Β°C Β  🌧 ~98.78 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 22M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, a full lockdown is in place in the Analamanga region, including Anatanarivo. There are restrictions on you entering and leaving this region. There is a curfew from 8pm to 4am, and only essential services are open. There is still a state of emergency for the whole of Madagascar, and flights are suspended. Continue to follow the advice of local authorities, as measures may change with little notice. We advise: Do not travel to Madagascar.

issued date: July 9, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Madagascar uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French and Malagasy

Money

πŸ’± 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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

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 β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Madagascar is on average 3.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Madagascar is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

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.

πŸ“ž Calling

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

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Useful Information
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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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