January 24, 2022

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Malawi Travel Advisory

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Do not travel to Malawi due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Malawi due to civil unrest.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Malawi due to COVID-19.     

Travelers to Malawi may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Malawi due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Malawi.  

Scheduled political demonstrations have recently occurred in several cities and towns in Malawi. On occasion, acts of vandalism and looting have accompanied these demonstrations, and police have responded by deploying tear gas.

Read the country information page.  

If you decide to travel to Malawi:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

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