Madagascar visa requirements for Cameroonians

Travel and visa requirements

Malagasy Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The citizens of Cameroon intending to visit Madagascar can obtain a visa on arrival up to 90 days of stay.
  • The facility for an electronic visa is opened for Cameroonians for a duration of one month.
  • Cameroonians must possess a passport valid for the duration of the visit to Madagascar.
  • Visitors are required to leave at least three blank pages of their passport for visa stamps on entry.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is needed for entry into Madagascar.
  • There are no currency restrictions on entry and exit.
  • Citizens bringing in pets are required to present a health certificate and certification of vaccination against animal diseases.
  • Pets will be examined on arrival and may be subject to quarantine.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • Visitors having arms and ammunition in their possession are required to provide a permit.
  • It is prohibited to exchange currencies through black markets. This is because according to Madagascan rules, only banks and foreign exchange offices are permitted to exchange foreign currencies.
  • Foreigners are only allowed to hold currencies up to MGA 400,000 worth on entry and at departure.
  • In Madagascar, the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E, J and K. The standard voltage is 127 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Madagascar uses the East Africa zone (GMT+3) hence, Madagascar is 2 hours ahead of Cameroon.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to Madagascar is 6 hours, 20 minutes.
  • Most people use taxi-brousse (old minivans seating up to 15 people) as their main form of transportation for short and long trips in Madagascar.
  • Madagascar adopts the Malagasy ariary as its official currency.
  • The official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French.
  • Romazava is considered the national dish of Madagascar, the basic ingredients are beef, pork and chicken cubes, onions, tomatoes, spinach and crushed garlic.
  • The nation comprises the island of Madagascar and numerous smaller peripheral islands
  • Madagascar's tourist attractions include its beaches and biodiversity; the island's endemic wildlife and forests.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Madagascar most famous for?

Madagascar is a country that occupies a large island of the same name, located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. It is the fourth-largest island in the world and is well known for pepper, vanilla and lemurs.

Is it safe to travel to Madagascar?

Madagascar is, for the most part, a safe country to visit. However, it does have a rather high crime rate, though it is mainly ridden with petty crime due to vast unemployment and poverty.

What is the best time of year to travel to Madagascar?

Whilst Madagascar holidays can be enjoyed year-round, the principal wet season is from late December through to the month of March; often involving cyclones and this is probably best avoided. The best time to go to Madagascar is therefore between the months of April through to mid-December.

Where is Madagascar located?

Madagascar is situated in the Southwestern area of the Indian Ocean east of the coast of Africa about 400 km off the coast of Mozambique.

What is special about Madagascar?

Almost all of Madagascar's reptile and amphibian species, half of its birds, and all of its lemurs are endemic to the island- meaning that they can be found nowhere else on earth. Their descendants underwent dwarfing and evolved into species unique to the island.