Travel requirements
Madagascar visa policy

Madagascar visa policy

Madagascar visa policy states the rules of travel entry to the country. There are many types of Madagascar visas, but the most popular is a Madagascar eVisa that can be obtained online. Mainly, you need to have an electronic device with an internet connection and a valid passport to apply for this visa type.

Travelers who are not eligible for Madagascar online visa must contact the nearest embassy or consulate and make a face-to-face appointment. Also, visitors who would like to live permanently in Madagascar or work there must contact the embassy.

Generally, there are three methods of getting a visa to Madagascar: online, traditional, or on arrival. Eligible travelers may apply for a visa in various ways. Check, which type is the best for you.

Besides, Palestinian Territory citizens are prohibited from entering Madagascar. However, rules may change in the near future, so keep that in mind.

Remember about all the conditions and prepare the necessary documents, such as a valid passport for at least 6 months in order to enter the country without problems.

Who can enter Madagascar?

Almost all nationalities from around the world may enter Madagascar with a valid passport and a visa. Travelers need to meet the requirements of the Madagascar visa policy, and then they can enter the country. Currently, citizens of the Palestinian Territories are banned from entering Madagascar.

Entry Requirements for Madagascar

According to the visa policy of Madagascar, a passport with 2 blank visa pages that is valid for at least 6 months and a visa are required to visit Madagascar.

COVID-19 restrictions were lifted by the Malagasy government on 11 August 2022, so no vaccination proof or testing are required.

Documents checklist for entering Madagascar

Travelers who want to go to the Republic of Madagascar must prepare the following documents:

  • a passport that won’t expire within 6 months
  • a valid tourist visa.

You need to have the above documents as they will be checked at the border crossing. Note that all conditions may change, so additionally, read all the details on the governmental website.

Methods of Getting a Visa to Madagascar

According to the Madagascar visa policy, all foreign nationals must obtain a visa to visit Madagascar. Travelers may pick a Madagascar eVisa, a visa on arrival, or a traditional visa, depending on their nationality, travel purpose, or length of stay. Note that Burundi and Palestine citizens (as admission is refused) can’t obtain an eVisa or visa on arrival.

To apply for a visa, visitors must fill in the visa application form, cover the fee and wait for confirmation. Check what type of visa you need, prepare the necessary documents, and enjoy your stay.

Electronic visa

Madagascar visa online, also known as electronic visa, can be used for transit, tourism, or business purposes. It is a single-entry permit that grants a 30, 60, or 90-day stay in Madagascar. Over 240 countries may apply online for Madagascar eVisa.

It is a very simple process, as applicants don’t need to visit the embassy or consulate. They only need an electronic device with an internet connection to complete the tourist visa form and cover the fee. Then, they should wait for confirmation and will receive an eVisa in PDF form via email.

Visa on arrival

A visa on arrival can be obtained after entry to Madagascar. Most foreign nationals can apply for this tourist visa. Only nationals of Burundi and Palestine territories are not able to obtain it. After arrival, the applicant must go to the immigration board and wait in line to provide the necessary documents.

Regular visa

Also, one can get a Madagascar visa regularly at the embassy or consulate. In this case, a face-to-face appointment is needed. You need to have all the documents at the interview and then wait for the processing.

The most convenient option is a Madagascar visa online, as you can apply from home. However, if you want to stay longer in the country, work, or are not eligible for Madagascar eVisa, you must contact the nearest embassy.

Countries and regions which require a visa for entry into Madagascar

Before your trip, check if you are eligible for a Madagascar visa and if you meet travel rules.

List of countries eligible for Madagascar electronic visa:

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • AngolaAngola
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • ArubaAruba
  • Aland IslandsAland Islands
  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BeninBenin
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BruneiBrunei
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelarusBelarus
  • BelizeBelize
  • CanadaCanada
  • Cocos IslandsCocos Islands
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • Cook IslandsCook Islands
  • ChileChile
  • CameroonCameroon
  • ChinaChina
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CubaCuba
  • Christmas IslandChristmas Island
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EritreaEritrea
  • SpainSpain
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • FinlandFinland
  • FijiFiji
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
  • FranceFrance
  • GabonGabon
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • French GuianaFrench Guiana
  • GhanaGhana
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GreenlandGreenland
  • GambiaGambia
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GuadeloupeGuadeloupe
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • GuamGuam
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • HondurasHonduras
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HaitiHaiti
  • HungaryHungary
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IndiaIndia
  • IraqIraq
  • IranIran
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • JordanJordan
  • JapanJapan
  • KenyaKenya
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • ComorosComoros
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LaosLaos
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LesothoLesotho
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • LibyaLibya
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MaliMali
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MacauMacau
  • Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
  • MartiniqueMartinique
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • MaltaMalta
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NigerNiger
  • Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • NepalNepal
  • NauruNauru
  • NiueNiue
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
  • New GuineaNew Guinea
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • PakistanPakistan
  • PolandPoland
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • SenegalSenegal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • SurinameSuriname
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • SyriaSyria
  • SwazilandSwaziland
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • ChadChad
  • TogoTogo
  • ThailandThailand
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TokelauTokelau
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TongaTonga
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UkraineUkraine
  • UgandaUganda
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • VietnamVietnam
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • SamoaSamoa
  • YemenYemen
  • MayotteMayotte
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • ZambiaZambia
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • QatarQatar
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • RwandaRwanda
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • RussiaRussia
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • RomaniaRomania
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • SudanSudan
  • South SudanSouth Sudan
  • United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Isle of ManIsle of Man
  • GuernseyGuernsey
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
  • Saint MartinSaint Martin
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena
  • ReunionReunion
  • Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  • JerseyJersey
  • CuracaoCuracao
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde
  • British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
  • Saint BarthelemySaint Barthelemy
  • Sint MaartenSint Maarten
  • BonaireBonaire

Travel requirements for children

The requirements for children are the same as for adults. They need to have a valid Madagascar visa and a passport that won’t expire for the next 6 months.

Transit information

A transit visa is necessary in case you plan to transit through Madagascar to reach your final destination. Prepare before your trip, and don’t be surprised.

If you come from an eligible country, you can apply online. It is a very simple process – you need to complete the form, cover the fee and wait for confirmation. Then, you will receive your Madagascar visa via email in PDF form.

Important information

  • There are three types of Madagascar visas: an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, and a regular visa.
  • The easiest way to get an entry permit is to apply for a Madagascar visa online, as no visit to the embassy or consulate is needed.
  • A valid passport and visa are required to go to Madagascar.
  • Citizens from Palestinian Territory are not allowed to visit Madagascar.
  • On 11 August 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, so there is no need for proof of vaccination or testing.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I need a visa to travel to Madagascar?

A visa is needed if you plan to travel to Madagascar. Besides, prepare a valid passport and supporting documents if they are required. Remember to print out your Madagascar eVisa, as it will be checked at the border crossing.

What are the methods of getting a visa for Madagascar?

Travelers may apply for the following visas: a Madagascar visa online, a visa on arrival, and a regular visa depending on their needs and nationality.

Can I get a Madagascar visa on arrival?

It is possible to obtain a Madagascar visa on arrival. However, it is better to apply for a Madagascar eVisa, as the process is simple and effortless. Only Palestinian Territories citizens can't obtain a permit to visit Madagascar.

What are the requirements for going to Madagascar?

The requirements are pretty simple; travelers must have a valid passport and a visa.

Do I need a visa to transit through Madagascar?

Yes, a transit visa is required if you plan to transit through Madagascar. Check if you are eligible before you apply for a specific visa type.

What are the requirements for children traveling to Madagascar?

The requirements for children and adults don't differ. A valid Madagascar visa and a passport are needed.