Madagascar Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by persons of 21 years of age and older:
1. 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 500 grammes of tobacco;
2. 2 litres of alcoholic beverages.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Passengers wishing to re-export arms and ammunition must apply for an exit permit to the "Chef de Province" of their place of residence in Madagascar.

Wild Fauna and Flora::

Plants: all vegetables, even in small quantities must be declared. An import permit is to be obtained before arrival.

Export regulations::

Free export of:
1. up to a max. of 2 kg of vanilla.
2. jewellery for:
a. residents: a max. of 250g of jewellery (hallmarked);or
b. non-residents: a max. of 1 kg of jewellery, which is subject to presentation of currency exchange receipts equal to the value of the jewellery.


Import authorization must be obtained before departure.

Veterinary certificate ( Certificat Sanitaire et d'origine") issued by the official veterinary surgeon of place of origin less than 15 days before departure and issued by the regional Director of the Veterinary Services. It must give information on the owner and complete description of the animal; it must specify the animal is in good health and that the establishment and the province of origin have been free from any infectious disease for a time specified in the authorisation.

For dogs over 3 months and cats over 6 months old, the certificate must further specify they have been vaccinated against rabies (more than 1 month and less than 1 year previously for cats, and for dogs between 3 and 6 months; more than 1 month and less than 3 years previously for dogs over 6 months).

Sanitary inspection on arrival. Quarantine may be imposed.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Madagascar.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Madagascar Ariary-MGA): up to MGA 400,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited, provided any amount exceeding the equivalent of EUR 7,500.- is declared at customs.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Madagascar Ariary-MGA): up to MGA 400,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited, provided a written declaration is made.

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