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 grams of tobacco;
2. 2 liters of alcoholic beverages.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Exit permit issued by Madagascar is required for re-export of arms and ammunition.

Wild Fauna and Flora::

Import permit obtained before arrival required for all vegetables.

Export regulations::

Free export of:
1. up to max. 2 kilograms of vanilla.
2. jewellery for:
a. residents: max. 250 grams of jewellery (hallmarked); or
b. non-residents: max. 1 kilogram of jewellery. Currency exchange receipts equal to the value of the jewellery are required.


Import authorization must be obtained before departure.

Required: veterinary certificate issued by an official veterinarian in place of departure less than 15 days before departure. It must give information on the owner and complete description of the animal; it must specify the animal is in good health and that area of origin has been free from any infectious disease.

For dogs over 3 months and cats over 6 months old, the certificate must also confirm that they have been vaccinated against rabies (cats: more than 1 month and less than 1 year before travel, dogs: more than 1 month and less than 3 years before travel for dogs over 6 months; more than 3 months before travel for dogs under 6 months old).

Quarantine may be imposed on arrival.

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. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of EUR 7,500.- must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Madagascar Ariary-MGA): up to MGA 400,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited if declared.

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