Malawi is part of Africa with main city at
Lilongwe. It's usually 🌤️ 23.20 °C in Malawi with a rainfall of 🌧 232.33 mm. Internet speed in Malawi is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Malawi you drive on the left side. Its Least Developed country with a
population of 17M people. The main currency is Malawi Kwacha. The languages
spoken are English and Chichewa. Automatic teller machines are rare in Malawi. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~23.20 °C 🌧 ~232.33 mm 👨👩👦👦 17M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
Malawi has declared a state of disaster in response to COVID-19. All scheduled international flights are cancelled. Land borders are closed except for cargo and returning residents. The Australian Government has no plans to repatriate you. The Australian Embassy in Harare continues to provide limited consular services. You can email the Embassy at consular.Harare@dfat.gov.au. We advise: Do not travel to Malawi.
issued date: July 21, 2020
Malawi uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are English and Chichewa
💱 Currencies Used
Malawi uses the Malawian kwacha (symbol: MK), code MWK.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 kwachas. Kwacha is subdivided into 100 tambalas. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 kwachas and 50, 20, 10, 2 and 1 tambalas.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Malawi. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Malawi is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Malawi is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 6,834.62 MWK, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Airtel or TNM. Malawi uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Malawi upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Malawi, dial +, then 265 (the country code for Malawi), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Malawi, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .
🛣️ Road rules
In Malawi you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 50-60 km/h (31-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.