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IN ENGLISH
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MADAGASCAR
VISAS
              Citizens of any nationality who would like to spend time in the country must bear a valid passport with an entry visa. Visa are delivered in advance by Malagasy representations abroad (Embassies or Consulates). They can also be delivered at the airport.
To prolong a stay, please adrress the Ministry of Home Affairs
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
       Yellow fever and cholera vaccination certificates are only required if you come from a fever area. Prevention of malaria and gamma globulin injection against hepatitis are strongly recommended.
CURRENCY
TIME
     The Local currency is the Malagasy francs (MGF). Foreign currency or travellers cheques may be exchanged at hotels,banks,and  at Ivato Airport.
                              GMT +3
WORKING DAYS
   Admnistration:                    Monday through Friday 8:00 - 16:00
    Shops:                               Monday through Saturday 8:00 - 12:00
                                                                                  14:00 - 18:00
    Banks                                Monday through Friday     8:00 - 15:00
     Post Offices are open non-stop from 7:00 to 15:00. But services are available at any time.   
HOLIDAYS
  -January 1----------New Year's Day
   -March 29----------Day Commemorating Martyrs for independence
   -April 16------------Easter
   -April 17------------Easter Monday
   -May 1--------------Labor Day
   -May 25------------Ascension Day
   -May 25------------Organisation of African Unity Day
   -June 04-------------Pentecost
   -June 05-------------Pentecost Monday
   -June 26-------------Independence Day
   -August 25----------Assumption Day
   -November 1--------All Saint's Day
   -December 25-------Christmas
VOLTAGES
    110 and 220 volts alternating current. French standard plugs are used
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