Madagascar Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
1. for persons of 21 years of age and older:
- 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco;
- 2 liters of alcoholic beverages;
2. for all persons:
- 1 bottle of eprfume or eau-de-cologne;
- gifts.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Import permit issued by the ''Ministere De l'interieur et de la decentralisation'' is required.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Additional Information on regulations:

Required for all vegetables:
1. an import permit, obtained before arrival, issued by the Plant Quarantine Department in Antananarivo; and
2. a plant health certificate issued by the country of origin of the vegetable.

Export regulations:

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


1. Import authorization, obtained before arrival, issued by the Sanitaire Veterinary office;
2. veterinary health certificate issued by an official veterinarian in place of origin. This certificate must be issued maximum 15 days before arrival. 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.
Pets may be quarantined on arrival.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Madagascar.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside Madagascar.


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.

Airport Tax

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

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.