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Malawi coronavirus travel restrictions

Landscape view of Malawi


The travel advice is Do not travel to Malawi. Travel advice has Moderate for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Malawi. Malawi is part of Africa with main city at Lilongwe. Its Least Developed country with a population of 17M people. The main currency is Malawi Kwacha. The languages spoken are English and Chichewa.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Malawi


restrictions for travel

1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 10 days before arrival.

2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-quarantine for 14 days.

3. A completed "Travel Surveillance Form" must be presented upon arrival.

Travel restriction details for Malawi

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
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πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Malawi

Public transport continues to operate throughout Malawi with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. Face coverings have been advised in public, but are not mandatory. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. We advise that you contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm what restrictions are in place. Gatherings of more than 100 people are banned. The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. Hand washing is compulsory before entering shops, banks, restaurants, bars, etc. Face coverings have also been advised in public.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Malawi

Do not travel

Malawi has closed its land borders, due to increasing COVID-19 cases, and the emergence of a new strain of the virus, exceptions apply (see 'Travel'). The International Airport in Lilongwe and Blantyre remain open but flights may be subject to last minute cancellations. To enter, you must produce a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken in the 10 days before you arrive. You'll be tested for COVID-19 at the airport on arrival and self-isolate as required. You must also complete β€˜Travel Surveillance Forms’ for follow up by government health officials. The Australian Embassy in Harare continues to provide limited consular services. You can email the Embassy at We advise: Do not travel to Malawi.

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Last updated: April 19, 2021