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Madagascar customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Madagascar to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Madagascar make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Madagascar customs regulations.

Import regulations in Madagascar

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 20 packs of cigarettes.

Bringing alcohol

  • 2 litres of alcohol.

Cash limit

  • Travellers may import up to Ar400,000.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods, such as clothing.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit products.
  • Products infringing on morality.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Weapons and ammunition.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
  • Pets must be accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate, and evidence of permission to import.
  • Meat products require a health certificate and import authorisation from the Regional Veterinary Service.
  • Plants and foodstuffs require a phytosanitary certificate and an import permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

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