Last update 09 October 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travelling!
Republic of Madagascar
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital Antananarivo. Bulgarian citizens residing in Madagascar can use the assistance of the Consular Office of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa - in case of need for consular protection, certification of powers of attorney, issuance of identity documents.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria
Address: 1071 Church street, 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27 012 342 37 20; 342 79 41
Fax: +27 012 342 37 21
Working hours: Monday - Friday, 09:00 – 12:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Madagascar
mrs. Stefana Sbirkova
consular district: the territory of the Republic of Madagascar
address: Madagascar, Antananarivo 102, Tanjombarto, Forello, Villa Sirot
contact phone: +261 3211 559 09
e-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Moscow, Russian Federation is accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria
Embassy of Madagascar in Moscow, Russian Federation
Address: 5 Koursovoy Pereolok, 119034 Moscow
Telephone: +70 95 290 02 32
Fax: +70 95 202 34 53
E-mail: [email protected]
Travellers are advised to pay particular attention to their personal safety. Avoid travelling at night. Carrying a copy of your ID and a small amount of cash is recommended. Avoid travelling in the southeastern interior.
In connection with the outbreak of smallpox epidemic in the Republic of Madagascar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends Bulgarian citizens undertaking travel to this country to contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in Bulgaria for up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines. For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following Regional Health Inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI.
Low level of healthcare. The water should not be drunk, it should be used for washing only after boiling.
Specifics of the local legislation:
In Madagascar, homosexuality and fornication with minors (under 21 years or age) are prohibited — these acts are punishable by law.
In Madagascar, you can bring in up to 400,000 ariary and an unlimited amount of foreign currency, with more than EUR 7,500 being declared. Goods for personal use may be imported duty-free, including 500 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 500 grams of tobacco and 1 litre of alcohol. Imports of meat, sausages and vegetables are banned. Expensive electronic devices — cameras, laptops are declared.
Exports of local currency above 400,000 are prohibited and foreign currency is allowed up to the declared value.
If you are travelling by car, you must present insurance at the border when entering Madagascar. Taxis are usually recommended to hire after a pre-negotiation of the fare. Take particular care when travelling by car in the dark. It is necessary to have an international driving licence + the Bulgarian one.
There is a risk of cyclones between January and April. More fluid intake and low-fat foods are needed, as well as avoiding the use of alcohol.
Travelling of children: There are no specific requirements, but it is advisable for children to travel with separate passports.
Malagasy ariary (MGA). Carrying dollars, euro or credit cards is recommended.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Madagascar (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa, which can be obtained at the Embassy of Madagascar in Moscow or directly at the airport in Madagascar for a stay of up to two months. You must enter the country with an international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Madagascar.
The visa can be extended at Madagascar's Ministry of the Interior for a stay of up to 3 months for MGA 80,000 (EUR 20).
No special immunizations are required.
Bulgarian citizens residing in Madagascar on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
For emergencies and urgent cases during off-hours, holidays or weekends, call mobile phone: +27 79 893 7336.
European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Madagascar.
Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in Madagascar to Bulgarian citizens should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar. Then, they are certified by the Embassy of Madagascar accredited to Bulgaria — in this case in Moscow. The signature and certifications of the Consular Office are then certified at our Embassy in Moscow.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.