Malaysia visa requirements for Malagasys

Travel and visa requirements

Malaysian Visa is not required for Malagasys

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a period of 30 days, citizens of Madagascar can travel to Malaysia without obtaining a visa.
  • All visitors will be required to present a passport valid for at least 6 months on their arrival in Malaysia. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • On entry into Malaysia, Travellers with over $10,000 ringgit notes will be asked to declare it.
  • Also, when exiting Malaysia, visitors would not be allowed to leave with ringgit notes of over $10,000.
  • Tourists from Madagascar with pets must have a health certificate, which has been issued 7 days prior to departure and stating that during the preceding 6 months, no case of rabies has occurred. Also, the pet must have an anti-rabies vaccination certificate.
  • Nationals of Madagascar would be required to show evidence of a confirmation of accommodation during their stay in Malaysia, which can be a hotel reservation, will be required.
  • Visitors are also  required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds to sustain them throughout the duration of their stay.
  • Although a certificate of yellow fever vaccination is not required on arrival into Malaysia, tourists are advised to be vaccinated against common illnesses before embarking on the travel.
  • Visitors who are regarded as persona non grata by the Malaysian government will not be allowed entry into the country.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Malaysia from any international airport in Madagascar. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Toamasina.
  • Air Mauritius, Malaysia Airlines, Air Austral and Air Madagascar are some of the airlines that fly from Madagascar to Malaysia.
  • The estimated flight time from Antananarivo to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is 12 hours, 35 minutes, and from Toamasina, it is 20 hours, 55 minutes.
  • The climatic condition in Malaysia is tropical and humid, with high temperatures and wet months throughout the year. There is almost no seasonal change, as the weather is majorly the same throughout the year. However, the coolest period is from November to January.
  • The Malaysian Ringgit is the official currency of Malaysia. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The official language in Malaysia is Malay, which is also called Malaysian. Also, English is widely spoken as well throughout the country. There are about 10 other indigenous languages. 
  • In Malaysia, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Visitors to Malaysia can budget an average of $30 daily for expenses.
  • Islam is the most practised religion in Malaysia with about 63% of the entire population practising it. Christianity, Hinduism and traditional religion are other religions practised in the country.
  • Malaysia uses the Malaysia Time (GMT+8) which puts Malaysia five hours ahead of Madagascar.
  • Some of the tourist centres in Malaysia include Mulu Caves, Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, Perhentian Islands and Langkawi.
  • Nasi kerabu, curry laksa, hainanese chicken rice, bak kut teh, roti tisu, kaya pau and satay are some of the delicacies in Malaysia.
  • Visitors can transport themselves in Malaysia with buses, taxis, car rentals and trains.
  • Tourists are advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and also monitor local news broadcasts while in the country.
  • Visitors are also advised to take sensible precautions to protect themselves from muggers and bag-snatchers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Malaysia safe for tourist travel?

Malaysia is a relatively safe country to be in. Violent crimes are uncommon, however, assaults and robberies do occur, sometimes involving weapons. The most frequent crimes against foreigners are purse snatching, pickpocketing, and other petty thefts.

When is the best time to visit Malaysia?

The best time to visit Malaysia is between December and February if you are planning on visiting the islands on the west side of Malaysia (e.g., Penang and Langkawi). Or from June to August, if you are planning to visit Perhentians and Tioman Island, on the country's Eastern coast.

How much money do I need per day in Kuala Lumpur?

Visitors travelling to Malaysia can budget an average of $30 daily for expenses, especially those on a low budget.

What is the official language of Malaysia?

The official language in Malaysia is Malay, which is also called Malaysian. Also, English is widely spoken as well throughout the country. There are about 10 other indigenous languages.