Madagascar visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Malagasy Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Zimbabwe visiting Madagascar can stay for a duration of 90 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • Intending visitors can pay for a visa on arrival at any international airport in Madagascar.
  • Visitors must possess a passport valid for 6 months after entry into Madagascar. Passport must have three blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Zimbabweans are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay, which could be a recent bank statement.
  • Citizens of Zimbabwe travelling to Madagascar must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Madagascar. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Madagascar.
  • Prospective visitors hoping to travel to Madagascar can do so from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Kenya Airways, Air Madagascar and South African Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to Madagascar.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Antananarivo, Madagascar is 5 hours, 40 minutes and 12 hours from Bulawayo.
  • Malagasy Ariary is the official currency used in Madagascar. However, visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Malagasy and French serve as the two official and most spoken languages of Madagascar.
  • The climate of Madagascar is subtropical. It has two seasons, which are a hot and rainy season from November to April and a cool and dry season from May to October.
  • Little over 50% of the entire population of Madagascar practice indigenous religions. They worship a supreme being called Andriamanitra. However, Christians make up 41%, of the population.
  • Foza sy hena-kisoa, Ramazava and Vary amid'anana are special delicacies enjoiyed in Madagascar.
  • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Isalo National Park, Avenue of the Baobabs and Ranomafana National Park are some of the sites tourists can visit during their stay in Madagascar.
  • Tourists travelling to Madagascar are to budget about $48 to spend per day on expenses.
  • Visitors can move around Madagascar with buses, taxis, car rental. 
  • Madagascar makes use of East Africa Time (GMT+3), which puts Madagascar an hour ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • The power and socket plug used in Cambodia is of Type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Civil unrest, such as protests, is common in Madagascar. Visitors are advised to be vigilant in the vicinity of downtown Antananarivo especially near government buildings, the national stadium, and historical monuments, where violent incidents have occurred.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the tap water in Madagascar safe to drink?

Tap water is not safe to drink in Madagascar, tourists should always drink bottled water or carbonated drinks. When drinking bottled water, check to be sure the seal is not broken on the cap.

Can a pregnant woman travel to Madagascar?

Because of the risk of malaria, pregnant women should in general not travel to Madagascar. If they are to travel, it should be after consulting a medical practitioner.

When is the best time to visit Madagascar?

Although Madagascar is an all-year-round destination, the best time to go to Madagascar is between the months of April through to mid-December, which is the dry season.

Is Madagascar malaria free?

Malaria is a risk in Madagascar. Tourists are to fill their malaria prescription before they leave and take enough with them for the entire length of their trip.

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