Visas for Madagascar

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Visas for Madagascar

Any tourist from any nationality can enter Madagascar with an initial tourist visa if staying no longer than 30 days and if your passport does not expire within six months after your final date of stay. A visa can be obtained via your country of origin or stopping point in travel prior (South Africa expedites within 24 hours). Or you can get one upon arrival at the airport. This creates a delay; be prepared. Visas for longer stays after 30 days should inquire at the consulate. SUGGESTION: It is always best to check with your country's immigration department and/or search for "VISA requirements for <your citizenship> citizens" on Wikipedia. However, the department will have the most current information and any travel advisories.

By Plane

From Europe, the best connections are with Air Madagascar ("AirMad"), Air France or Corsair from Paris to Antananarivo. AirMad also flies from Milan to Antananarivo and Nosy Be (a small island off the North of Madagascar).

Air Austral (french) runs flights to Madagascar form Paris. Flights often transfer on Reunion Island.

Travelers from the east typically fly using links from Air Mauritius. However, since 2003 Air Madagascar has a twice weekly service from Bangkok to Antananarivo.

Air Madagascar also operates a weekly service between Nairobi and Antananarivo.

Flights from Johannesburg, South Africa, using Air Madagascar codeshared with SA Airlink. Flights run 6 days a week.

By Boat

The only regular link is from Toamasina on the east coast and Mauritius via Reunion.

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