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Identity Card:
  • Capital Antananarivo

  • People 21 million inhabitants .

  • Constitution Transitional Government

  • Language : Malagasy, French

  • Religion Christian

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : A short stay visa (less than three months) is mandatory. It can be issued on arrival at the airport. It is free for less than a month and paid beyond 30 days (30 € approximately).

    • Passport The passport must be valid 6 months beyond the date of return .

      • Currency MGA

      • Currency rates : 1 euro equals about 2,500 ariary

      • Change : There are exchange offices in Antananarivo and in the major cities or

      • you can change your euros. Do not change your currency in the street.

      • Payment Cards : You can withdraw money from ATMs using Visa or Visa Electron card. MasterCard can be used at ATMs of BNI bank.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 200-400 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average : € 10-15 euros / person
          Premium . more than 30 € / person .

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 10 € / night
            way Price: 10-20 € / night
            Premium : more than 70 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: From France, you can find a direct flight to Antananarivo with Air Madagascar, Air France, KLM or Corsair .

            • Ferry for the Meeting until Toamasina .

              On site:

              • Car : The condition of roads is bad enough, many roads are dotted with potholes and sloughs are true during the rainy season. During this season it is advisable to travel by train or plane.

              • Train : By train, there are four railway lines: Antananarivo-Ambatondrazaka via Moramanga, Antananarivo-Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa-Manakara, Toamasina-Antananarivo
                Network. railway is old, frequent outages and trains are rarely on time. It is otherwise a very economical way to cross the country.

              • plane : Air Madagascar serves numerous destinations across the country, if you are arriving in Madagascar with this company you can avail up to 25% discount on domestic flights < em>.

                • Vaccinations : Diphtheria, tetanus, polio. Recommended: typhoid fever, viral hepatitis A and B .

                • Tips The main hazard is malaria, always sleep with a mosquito net and do prescribe an anti-malaria treatment. It is also advisable to take out travel insurance to cover any medical expenses and repatriation.

                  • Stray dogs: Please also stray dogs, they are very numerous and can therefore have both unpredictable behavior .

                  • Flights It is important to follow certain safety rules have no problem in Madagascar, first not spread your wealth and pay attention to your business especially in Antananarivo, or it is advisable to avoid traveling on foot after dark. It is also advisable to make photocopies of your travel tickets and your ID.

                    • Climate : Tropical climate with a dry season and a wet season from November to April is the monsoon. The south of the island is drier and more rare rainy /

                    • Average temperatures 35 & deg; C in summer and 15 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach : The best season to visit Madagascar is a dry season from May to October, although the temperatures are a little cooler at night and in the morning .

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