Philippines visa requirements for Malagasys

Travel and visa requirements

Filipino Visa is not required for Malagasys

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Madagascar passport holders can visit the Philippines for a period of 30 days without applying for a visa.
  • All tourists are required to have a passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months beyond their stay in the Philippines. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The importation of the local currency above PHP 50,000 require an authorization from the Central Bank of the Philippines, and foreign currencies above $10,000 will be declared on arrival in the Philippines.
  • Also, the importation of firearms and firearm parts, regardless of purpose are prohibited in the Philippines.
  • Visitors travelling with pets must be accompanied by a veterinarian good health certificate, issued in Madagascar stating that the animal has not been exposed to communicable disease and prior import permit obtained from the Bureau of Animal Industry.
  • Travellers from Madagascar must provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in the country. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the Philippines.
  • Visitors would be required to present their latest bank statement as evidence of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country. 
  • A return ticket to Madagascar or onward destination is needed as well.
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required by tourists from Madagascar. It is recommended that they get vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling.
  • Intending visitors can get to the Philippines from any international airport in Madagascar. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Toamasina.
  • Air Mauritius, Singapore Airlines, Air Madagascar and China Southern are some of the carriers that fly from Madagascar to the Philippines.
  • The estimated flight duration from Antananarivo to Manila, Philippines is 15 hours, 25 minutes, and from Toamasina, it is 22 hours, 50 minutes.
  • The Philippines has five types of climates, which are tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon, tropical savanna, humid subtropical and oceanic. However, it has two major seasons, the rainy season, from June to November; and the dry season, from December to May.
  • The Philippine Peso is the official currency used in the Philippines. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Some special delicacies tourists can try while in the Philippines are chicken adobo, kare kare, balut, etc.
  • Christianity is the most practised religion in the Philippines, with over 85% of the entire population. Roman Catholics, Protestants Orthodox, Restorationist etc, are the Christian denomination in the Philippines. However, some of the other religions present are in the Philippines include Hinduism Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
  • There are about 150 different indigenous languages in the Philippines, however, Filipino and English are the official languages.
  • Movement in the Philippines is possible with domestic ferries, tricycles, private transports, and taxis. 
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $40 to spend on daily expenses while in the Philippines.
  • The Philippines uses Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts the Philippines five hours ahead of Madagascar.
  • The power and socket plug used in the Philippines are of Type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Visitors travelling to the Philippines are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is currency can I use while in the Philippines?

The currency used in the Philippines is the Philippine Peso. In some tourist areas, you might be able to pay for goods and services using U.S. dollars and Euros.

When is the best time to visit the Philippines?

The Philippines is most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time, the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it's best to travel during the cooler months of December to February.

What are the modes of transportation in the Philippines?

The most common modes of transportation in the Philippines are buses, jeepney, taxi cabs, and trains. There are also tricycles, ferries, boats, cabs, and planes, depending on location.

Where is the Philippines located?

The Philippines is situated to the southeast of China, east of Vietnam, and north of Indonesia. As an island nation, it enjoys maritime borders with its neighbouring countries (China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Palau).