Current travel advisories for Malawi

Last Update: Friday, 19. April 2019 at 07:24

Travelling Malawi is (relatively) safe.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 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 4 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.3 / 5

Malawi shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Tanzania (2.4), Mozambique with (2.2) and Zambia with (2.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal precautions in Malawi. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Rural areas due to sporadic civil unrest. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 1


Irish government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Normal precautions

Danger level: 1

Normal precautions.

Canadian government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Maltese government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion wishes to advise Maltese citizens travelling to Malawi that on the 8 March 2019, the President of Malawi declared a State of Disaster in areas of southern Malawi affected by heavy floods. The floods have caused at least 45 deaths and more than 80,000 people have been displaced. Tropical Cyclone Idai is forecast to make landfall from the Mozambique channel and may bring further strong winds and heavy rain to parts of southern Malawi. If travelling to affected regions, you should take extra care, monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation and follow any advice given by the local authorities.

Danger level: 3

Exercise high degree of caution.

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.


Country information

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Basic facts

around 14 million
Covering landmass
118,480 km²
230V - 50Hz
Kwacha (MWK)
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Airports in Malawi (extern)


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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.