Here you will find important tips and useful information for Madagascar.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
MGA 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ MGA 0.00 (07/2015)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
The Travel Mastercard card is occasionally accepted at major hotels and restaurants.
Cashless payments are rarely possible in this country.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
The current limit for withdrawing cash at ATMs with a foreign card is about EUR 40.00 (equivalent).
Upon departure, bank receipts must be shown for all exchange transactions.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in euro (EUR).
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/120 volt / adapter required
Antananarivo, Immeuble (ARO), Solombavambahoaka, Frantsay 77
Tel. +261 20 226 29 97 / +261 20 226 29 98
8.00 - 11.00 h and 14.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
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