What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

In my experience, dress here is less formal than in most of mainland Africa. For work, business casual is typical except for important meetings or high level officials/representatives. At the Embassy, many folks wear suits, but this is atypical for Madagascar. - Mar 2017

Pretty casual around town. Shorts are fine, nobody really seems to care. Typical embassy-wear and formal requirements. - Jun 2016

Business at work. Expat casual in public. Most people on the street sport Goodwill cast-offs. - Oct 2015

Casual. Dress at the embassy is normal business wear. - Apr 2013

Business and business casual at work. In public, anything goes. - Apr 2010

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