Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required.

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What is the COVID situation in Malawi?

+6 New COVID cases in Malawi
0 New COVID deaths in Malawi
5.8% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Malawi

Malawi is a small country located in Eastern Africa. The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Malawi is Malawian kwacha (MWK).

What taxi apps are available in Malawi?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Malawi. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Malawian kwacha (MWK)Official currency
1 EUR~869.79 MWK
1 USD~815 MWK

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Malawi?

There is one common plug type used in Malawi:

Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Malawi?

Currently, citizens of 34 countries can enter Malawi without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Malawi?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Malawi.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Malawi?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Malawi was changed to Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions.

Emergency phones in Malawi

997 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Malawi:

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