Madagascar visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Malagasy Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nigerians visiting Madagascar require a visa on arrival or eVisa for stays up to 90 days.
  • Nigerians visiting Madagascar must have a passport valid for six months with sufficient blank pages for entry and exit stamp.
  • Nigerians visiting Madagascar must have a return or onward ticket.
  • Nigerians visiting on a single entry visa on arrival can stay up to 90 days.
  • Nigerians visiting Madagascar must submit their eVisa application at least 3 days before departure date.
  • Nigerians visiting Madagascar with pets must have an import permit, health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination. Also, pets must enter Madagascar via Ivato International Airport at Antananarivo. 
  • Nigerians visiting Madagascar must check for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza vaccination.
  • There is currently no direct flight available from Lagos to Antananarivo Airport, Madagascar.
  • Connecting flights between Lagos to Antananarivo Airport, Madagascar offered by South African Airways, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines typically takes up to 11 hours and 41 minutes.
  • While Madagascar is home to a diverse religious demography, Christianity is currently the religion practiced by a vast majority of Madagascar’s population.
  • The exchange rate between the Nigerian Naira and the Malagasy Ariary  is currently at 1 NGN = 10.10 MGA.
  • Because the time zone currently in use in Madagascar  is the East Africa Time ( GMT+3 ), Madagascar is 2 hours ahead of Nigeria.

  • Getting around in Madagascar is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes motorized rickshaws (known locally as tuk-tuks, which are readily available in large towns and a popular way to get around a small area), taxis, minibuses, bike rickshaws, car rentals and domestic flights.
  • Madagascar uses a type C and E adapter for visitors travelling with chargeable devices.

  • Madagascar has a subtropical climate which explains a hot, rainy season which runs from November to April; and a cooler, dry season from May to October.
  • While Madagascar holidays can be enjoyed year-round, the best time to visit is during the months of April through to mid-December, which is ideal for lemur watching, chameleons and beach holidays 
  • While the official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French, English is not widely spoken and visitors will have some difficulty with communication when relating with the people.
  • Visitors might want to pick up some basic French phrases to help them navigate communications in the country.
  • The most accepted foreign currency is Euro,but US dollars are also easily changed. 

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