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If you have a VISA debit card – you will have no problem getting cash in ‘Tana’. There is an ATM and reasonable Bureau de Change in the airport. Rates are just as good, if not better, than in town. In the main Avenue de L’independence and around town there are multiple banks with ATM’s. These include the Bank of Africa, BFV-SG, BMOI, BNI-CL and a few exchange places. Western Union services are available from several businesses. You can get advances on Visa & Mastercards and exchange Travellers Cheques at several places. Ask about fees as you can shop around easily. There is a very safe ATM inside the Madagascar Hilton Hotel. Avoid outside ATM’s at night if you are travelling solo.
Bank hours are generally 8am-12pm, and 3-6pm Monday-Friday. They cut their hours the day before national holidays, so be aware of when they are.