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Advice current as at 4:00 am 20 Jan 2020.

NOT a British National? (edit by TC) You can use the visa tool on our Travel Dashboard to find the entry requirements for any nationality visiting this (or any other) country.

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

You need a visa to enter Malawi as a visitor. You can find details of the application process on the Malawi High Commission website. The Malawi authorities strongly advise you to get a visa before travel. If you can’t get a visa before travel, you can get a visa on arrival at any port of entry. For more information check with the Malawi High Commission in London.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for minimum period of 6 months on arrival in Malawi.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit, and exit from Malawi. ETDs must be valid for 6 months for entry into Malawi if the holder is not a returning resident.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Travelling with children via a South African airport

If you’re transiting through a South African airport with children (under 18), see our South Africa travel advice page for information and advice about the documents you’ll need to carry.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Malawi
Currency: Malawi Kwacha (MWK)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
MWK
Dialling Code: 265
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 767,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Nyanja (official language) 63%
English (official language) 63%


Capital City(s):
Lilongwe (also largest city)
Telephone Area Code:
Population:
Latitude: Longitude:



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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