Madagascar visa requirements for Filipinos
Travel and visa requirements
Malagasy Visa is not required for Filipinos
Stay Duration: 90 days
- Citizens of the Philippines who are intending to visit Madagascar(also known as Malagasy) can either apply for the Malagasy e-visa or visa on arrival.
- The duration of stay issued on the Malagasy visa(both e-visa or visa-on-arrival) is 90 days of stay in the country.
- You are to fill out your application form for the e-Visa online and you must get your confirmation and other documents ready for requirements.
- This online pre-visa can be granted by the Madagascar consulate in the applicant's home country.
- On presentation of the pre-visa at the border checkpoint of Madagascar the traveler is then issued a visa on arrival.
- Philippine nationals must provide a passport with six months of validity and with at least two blank pages for stamps on arrival and departure.
- Alongside the printed confirmation that a visa will be issued upon arrival, the traveler must also have a return/onward ticket.
- A proof of hotel accommodation is also needed, as well as an international certificate of vaccination.
- Airport tax is not levied on travelers coming into the country or traveling outside the country.
- Time zone in Madagascar is (GMT+3) share with the East Africa Time, hence, the Philippines is a 5 hours ahead of Madagascar.
- 21 hours, 5 minutes is the time taken to travel from Manila, Philippines to Antananarivo, Madagascar through flights.
- Emirates, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, South African, and THAI are the airlines traveling to Madagascar.
- The telephone code of Madagascar is (+261) used for communication internationally and locally.
- The currency used in Madagascar is Malagasy Ariary and the currency code is MGA, while the symbol is Ar.
- Christianity like Protestant and Catholic are the main religion practiced in Madagascar and Animist beliefs is the ancient beliefs which is mixed with Christianity.
- Antananarivo is the capital city of Madagascar, and the city was formerly known as Tananarive before it changed to its current name in 1972 after twelve(12) years it gained its independence from France.
- Malagasy and French are the two official languages spoken in Madagascar.
- Cuisines like Mofo Gasy, Lasary, Romazava, Foza sy hena-kisoa are the major delicacies in Madagascar.
- Climate in Madagascar is subtropical, with a hot and rainy season between November and March ending, and the dry-cool season that occurs in May to October.
- Banks do not operate on weekends(Saturdays and Sundays) in Madagascar.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the telephone code used in Madagascar?
The telephone code of Madagascar is (+261) used for communication internationally and locally.
Why is Madagascar called Malagasy?
Madagascar according to Malagasy language, is called Madagasikara that is, it is pronounced as Malagasy. The name Malagasy resulted from the Malagasy language.
Is airport tax levied when visiting Madagascar?
Airport tax is not levied on travelers coming into the country or traveling outside the country.
What are the airlines flying to Madagascar?
Emirates, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, South African, and THAI are the airlines traveling to Madagascar.