Current travel advisories for Malawi

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Malawi.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.2 / 5

Malawi is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 14 million citizens and a land mass of 118,480 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.6 / 5

Malawi shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Tanzania (4.0), Zambia with (3.4) and Mozambique with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 61,716 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 2,292 reported deaths associated with the disease in Malawi.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/malawi

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/malawi-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise Normal Precautions in Malawi. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Malawi due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country.   Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Malawi.   Read the country information page.  

Danger level: 1

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MW

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det pågår inga oroligheter i Malawi för tillfället och det politiska läget har stabiliserats. Man ska ändå vara på sin vakt.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/malawi

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/malawi

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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 ‘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 consular.Harare@dfat.gov.au. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Malawi due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 14 million
Covering landmass
118,480 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Kwacha (MWK)
ISO 2-Letter Code
MW
Phone prefix
+265
Top Level Domain
.mw
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Malawi (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Malawi.

Is Malawi safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Malawi. The risk index is at 3.2 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Malawi?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Malawi.

What countries does Malawi share land borders with?

Malawi shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Tanzania (4.0), Zambia with (3.4) and Mozambique with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!