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Africa > Malawi: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 88 446

Active cases: 469

Recovered: 85 291

Deaths: 2 686

Vaccination count: 4.9 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2023-01-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative COVID-19 test required for some travelers.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Borders have reopened to non-resident travelers, though commercial flights remain limited.

You are not required to show proof of a negative PCR test if you are fully vaccinated.

You must produce an electronically verifiable full vaccination certificate at the point of entry.

You may be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense. Passengers may be required to remain at the airport or a testing centre until their COVID-19 test results are known, usually within 24 hours. Individuals testing positive for coronavirus on arrival may be taken for treatment at a government facility. All other individuals will be required to self-monitor for COVID-19 signs and symptoms for 14 days after arrival.

Tests: Negative COVID-19 test required for some travelers.

Quarantine: No
Not required.

Information updated on 2023-03-10.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Public transport continues to operate throughout Malawi with some restrictions and COVID-19 related measures in place. Face coverings in public are mandatory.

Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. Hand washing is compulsory before entering shops, banks, restaurants, bars, etc. Face coverings in public are compulsory.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
More than 50 people are banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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