Ecuador visa requirements for Malagasys

Travel and visa requirements

Ecuadorean Visa is not required for Malagasys

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a duration of 90 days, Madagascar passport holders can visit Ecuador without obtaining a visa.
  • Madagascar tourists who intend to stay beyond the 90-day validity in Ecuador can apply for an extension at the immigration department.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid for a duration of six months beyond their arrival in Ecuador. The passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • On entry and exit into Ecuador, Madagascar citizens with amounts exceeding USD 10,000 will be required to declare it.
  • There is a 5 per cent tax on currency taken out of Ecuador above USD 1098.
  • Visitors from Madagascar must present evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in the country, which could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in Ecuador or a hotel reservation.
  • Travellers from Madagascar with pets will have to have a health certificate issued by an authorized government veterinarian within 10 days of departure and approved by the local health authorities in Madagascar.
  • Tourists should also have an onward or return ticket back to Madagascar and must show proof of sufficient funds throughout their stay in Ecuador. 
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required from the citizens of Madagascar on arrival in Ecuador. They are advised to be vaccinated against common illness before travelling.
  • Tourists can get to Ecuador from international airports in Madagascar. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Toamasina.
  • Air Madagascar, Air France, Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways and KLM are some of the Carriers that fly from Madagascar to Ecuador.
  • The estimated flight duration from Antananarivo to Quito, Ecuador is 1 day, 2 hours and from Toamasina, it is 1 day, 9 hours.
  • Spanish is Ecuador’s official language and is spoken by the majority of the population of Ecuador.  Kichwa and Shuar are also well-spoken languages in the country.
  • The dominating religion in Ecuador is Christianity, precisely Roman Catholics. However, some Christians marry their faith with other traditional beliefs.
  • Ecuador has a mostly subtropical highland climate, with the coastal lowlands warm and the coastal regions affected by ocean currents, heat and rain.
  • The official currency in Ecuador is the United States Dollar. However, visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets throughout the country.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Ecuador, and they can be found in most hotels and major places of business, where credit and debit cards are readily accepted. Other local business outlets strictly accept cash.
  • Ecuador uses the Ecuador Time (GMT-5) which makes Madagascar eight hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Ecuador are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 120 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Getting around in Ecuador is possible with taxis, buses and trains.
  • Cuyabeno Wildlife Preserve, Cotopaxi National Park and GringoTree are some of the tourist attraction tourists can visit while in Ecuador.
  • A tourist in Ecuador spends an average of $40 per day on expenses in Ecuador.
  • Ecuador is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Would I have safety concerns when I visit Ecuador?

Ecuador is a relatively safe country to visit. But tourists should understand that not all of Ecuador is safe and that larger cities see higher rates of crime. There are many places in Ecuador that are very safe, such as Vilcabamba, Cuenca, and Cotacachi.

What is the main language in Ecuador?

Spanish is Ecuador’s official language and is spoken by the majority of the population of Ecuador.  Kichwa and Shuar are also well-spoken languages in the country.

Is there Uber in Ecuador?

Uber is currently present in two of Ecuador's biggest cities, Quito and Guayaquil. Although it is certainly regarded as illegal because Uber is not a registered company in Ecuador.

What is the best time to visit Ecuador?

On the coast, the dry season from late May to November is unpleasantly cool, muggy and overcast. So for tourists that like lying on beaches, then the rainy season from December to May is surprisingly the best time to visit Ecuador.