Madagascar travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Madagascar 🇲🇬

Madagascar is part of Africa with main city at Antananarivo. Its Least Developed country with a population of 22M people. The main currency is Malagasy Ariary. The languages spoken are French,Malagasy. the Republic of Madagascar is the formal name of Madagascar It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~23.14 °C   🌧 ~51.95 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 22M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

Madagascar is experiencing a measles outbreak, with 114 districts out of 116 affected by the outbreak and 91 declared an epidemic situation. WHO estimates the overall risk for Madagascar from the current outbreak to be very high. Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date before you travel (See Health). We haven’t changed our level of our advice - ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Madagascar.

issued date: February 25, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French, Malagasy

Money

💱 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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 ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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

🆘 Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: October 8, 2019