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Malawi: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Malawi

This information is provided for customers flying to Malawi from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Malawi Currently has a traffic light status of red. and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR required to enter

Malawi is currently the 70th most popular travel destination from the UK which is down 16 from last month.

Traffic Light Status: red

Return to UK: Red Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Required
Hotel Quarantine 10 Days
Self-isolation N/A
Test to Release Not Required
PCR Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Day 8
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Current Time in Lilongwe: 21 Jun 2021 08:05 am
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Currently in Lilongwe it is 16°C with few clouds
1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = 1,111.67 Kwacha (MWK)
DownDown 16 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 70/230

Entry Requirements

Tests PCR required to enter (Book Online)
Quarantine In some cases

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants Open
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
UK to Malawi

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 34,868
New Cases 36
Population 19,605,750
Last Updated 21 Jun 2021 06:00am

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Malawi has closed its land borders again, while commercial flights remain operational. Few domestic restrictions are in place.

Can I travel to Malawi?

Malawi is open for arrivals by air.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Malawi?

  • There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Malawi, however all arrivals are required to self-monitor for 14 days.
  • Anyone testing for COVID-19 upon arrival, must remain in quarantine until results are in.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Malawi?

  • Anyone arriving to Malawi will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, and might be screened for COVID-19 at the airport.
  • It is also possible to be tested at the airport upon arrival, at your own expense, and quarantine until results are in.

Is public transportation open in Malawi?

Public transportation in Malawi is operating with some restrictions.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Malawi?

Restaurants and bars in Malawi are open, under social distancing and health regulations.

Are businesses and attractions open in Malawi?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Malawi are open, with health measures in place.
  • A nightly curfew is in place between 21:00 and 5:00.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Malawi?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


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