Madagascar Visa Policy

Discover Madagascar’s visa policy and learn the rules for which entry permit your nationality requires.

Visa Policy for Madagascar

The visa policy of Madagascar is the list of rules and regulations that govern which travel permit is required by foreigners of different nationalities to enter the African island country.

The type of Madagascar visa required depends on various factors, including the country that issued the traveler’s passport, the length of time they intend to spend on Malagasy soil, and the purpose of their trip.

Madagascar’s visa policy allows the vast majority of visitors to obtain a visa online. This modern digital system makes it quicker and easier than ever before to apply for authorization to enter the country.

Travelers from certain countries must instead apply for a visit visa in person at a Madagascar embassy or consulate. These diplomatic missions are found in major cities abroad.

In addition, Madagascar’s immigration policy requires all foreign nationals who plan to move to the country to apply for the relevant long-term visas and permits at an embassy. This may include an immigrant visa and/or Malagasy work visa. A residence permit can be obtained once in Madagascar.

Citizens of one country are currently prohibited from obtaining a visa for Madagascar by the country’s visa policy. They may not enter the country.

Learn more about the Madagascar visa policy in the complete guide below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Madagascar

The Madagascar visa policy states that all foreign travelers, regardless of nationality, must have a visa to enter. This applies to tourists as well as other passengers.

There are 2 ways to obtain a tourist visa for Madagascar.

The fastest and most convenient method of applying for a Malagasy tourist visa is online. The Madagascar electronic visa (eVisa) can be obtained from the comfort of the traveler’s own home or office and avoids having to go in person to an embassy.

To apply for a Madagascar tourist visa online, visitors must simply fill in a questionnaire with the required details.

Certain travelers are not eligible for the Madagascar eVisa. To visit the African country, they must go to a Malagasy diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) in person and apply for a tourist visa there.

Browse the map below to find out the requirements for each nationality to visit Madagascar, according to the visa policy of the country.

The eVisa for Madagascar

The electronic visa (eVisa) for Madagascar is a type of entry permit that can be obtained online. It grants the holder permission to visit the country.

According to the Madagascar visa policy, nationals of over 240 different countries and territories can apply for an eVisa.

The eVisa grants the holder a single entry to Madagascar. Foreign nationals who plan to leave the country and then return must simply apply again using the online platform.

Madagascar electronic visas permit visits for the purposes of tourism or business. They also allow an individual to transit through the country on the way to a third destination.

Malagasy eVisas are issued for short-term stays. The online system allows applicants to select either a 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day visa. Travelers must comply with the terms of their eVisa and should arrange to leave the country within the time permitted.

The online visa for Madagascar is considered the quickest and most convenient way to obtain permission to enter the country.

Applicants must simply complete an online form. They must enter their basic personal, passport, and travel details. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the trip.

The eVisa is then received by email. It must be presented at border control on arrival. An immigration officer will then issue a visa stamp in the visitor’s passport and allow them to enter Madagascar.

See below the list of nationalities who can apply for an eVisa for Madagascar.

The eVisa for Madagascar: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Madagascar

An embassy or consular visa for Madagascar is any type of visa issued by a Malagasy overseas diplomatic mission.

Nationals of just one (1) country are required to apply for short-term visit visas, such as Madagascar tourist visas, business visas, and transit visas, at an embassy.

Additionally, all other types of Madagascar visa must be applied for at a diplomatic mission, regardless of the individual’s citizenship.

For example, foreign nationals who plan to live and work in Madagascar must obtain an immigrant visa and work visa at an embassy.

Madagascar has diplomatic missions in various countries around the world. Malagasy embassies are found in capital cities in various countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. The country also has consulate-generals in certain other major cities.

Travelers who reside in countries without diplomatic representation from Madagascar must go to the nearest country that has an embassy or consulate in order to apply for a visa.

Applying for a Madagascar embassy or consular visa involves going to the mission in person. There, the traveler must complete and submit their visa application. They must bring all the necessary supporting documentation with them.

Embassies and consulates typically take much longer to process visa applications than the online system. Travelers applying through a diplomatic mission are advised to submit their request with plenty of time before their trip as it may take several weeks.

Find below the countries whose citizens must apply for a short-term tourist or business visa at a Madagascar embassy or consulate.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Madagascar: Country list

  • Burundi

Admission to Madagascar Refused

Madagascar reserves the right to prohibit entry to citizens of countries that it does not recognize or with which it does not have diplomatic relations.

At present, nationals of one (1) partially recognized state are not allowed to enter Madagascar and cannot apply for a visa.

Citizens of Palestine cannot use the online eVisa system or obtain a visa from an embassy or consulate.

Although the Malagasy visa policy bans Palestinians from applying at present, this will not necessarily be the case forever.

Madagascar updates its visa policy periodically depending on changes in international relations.

It may be that passengers with a Palestinian passport will be allowed to enter Madagascar in the future.

See below the list of countries whose citizens are currently banned from entering Madagascar.

Admission to Madagascar Refused: Country list

  • Palestinian Territory

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