Madagascar visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Malagasy Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nationals of Burkina Faso visiting Madagascar can visit for a duration of 90 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • Intending visitors can also pay for a visa on arrival at any international airport in Madagascar.
  • Visitors must possess a passport valid for 6 months after entry into Madagascar. Passport must have three blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Burkina Faso citizens are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay, which could be a recent bank statement.
  • Burkinabe travelling to Madagascar must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Madagascar. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Madagascar.
  • Prospective visitors hoping to travel to Madagascar can do so from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Tenkodogo.
  • Royal Air Maroc, Air Madagascar and Air France are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Madagascar.
  • The estimated flight time from Burkina Faso to Antananarivo, Madagascar is 20 hours, 25 minutes.
  • Malagasy Ariary is the official currency used in Madagascar. However, visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Malagasy and French serve as the two official and most spoken languages of Madagascar.
  • Little over 50% of the entire population of Madagascar practice indigenous religions. They worship a supreme being called Andriamanitra. However, Christians make up 41%, of the population.
  • Foza sy hena-kisoa, Ramazava and Vary amid'anana are special delicacies enjoiyed in Madagascar.
  • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Isalo National Park, Avenue of the Baobabs and Ranomafana National Park are some of the sites tourists can visit during their stay in Madagascar.
  • Tourists travelling to Madagascar are to budget about $48 to spend per day on expenses.
  • Visitors can move around Madagascar with buses, taxis, car rental. 
  • The climate of Madagascar is subtropical. It has two seasons, which are a hot and rainy season from November to April and a cool and dry season from May to October.
  • Madagascar makes use of East Africa Time (GMT+3), which puts Madagascar three hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • The power and socket plug used in Madagascar is of Type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Civil unrest, such as protests, is common in Madagascar. Visitors are advised to be vigilant in the vicinity of downtown Antananarivo especially near government buildings, the national stadium, and historical monuments, where violent incidents have occurred.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Madagascar?

Madagascar is a very safe country. Although in Antananarivo, you shouldn't walk around after dark and during the day you should watch out for pickpockets, but as soon as you get out of the capital you find that the island is very safe and no-stress.

Is the tap water in Madagascar safe to drink?

Tap water is not safe to drink in Madagascar, tourists should always drink bottled water or carbonated drinks. When drinking bottled water, check to be sure the seal is not broken on the cap.

Is Madagascar malaria free?

Malaria is a risk in Madagascar. Tourists are to fill their malaria prescription before they leave and take enough with them for the entire length of their trip.

When is the best time to travel to Madagascar?

The best time to go to Madagascar is during the dry season which is between the months of April through to mid-December.