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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Malawi Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Malawi

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Malawi. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Malawi shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Malawi), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Zambia (3.8), Tanzania with 3.6 and Mozambique with 3.5 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Malawi

There are currently 5,768 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Malawi. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 179 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Malawi.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Malawi

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Malawi.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Malawi from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det pågår inga oroligheter i Malawi för tillfället och det politiska läget har stabiliserats. Man ska ändå vara på sin vakt.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MW

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/malawi

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Malawi has declared a state of disaster in response to COVID-19. The International Airport in Lilongwe has reopened but flights are infrequent. To enter Malawi, you must produce a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 10 days before you arrive in country. You'll also need to provide samples for COVID-19 testing at the airport on arrival and self-isolate ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/malawi

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/malawi-travel-advisory.html

Individual rating changes for Malawi

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Malawi. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Malawi changed from 3.4 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Malawi to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Malawi changed from 3.2 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Malawi to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Malawi changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Malawi to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Malawi changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Malawi to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Malawi changed from 2.5 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Malawi with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Malawi changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Malawi with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Malawi with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Malawi with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Malawi with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from August 23rd 2019

The total rating for Malawi changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Malawi to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from August 22nd 2019

The total rating for Malawi changed from 2.0 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Malawi to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2019

The total rating for Malawi changed from 1.5 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for Malawi to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

About Malawi

Malawi with its capital Lilongwe is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly smaller than Pennsylvania (118,480 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique. The climate can be described as sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November). The landscape is narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains. With a population of about 13.93 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Lilongwe
Population about 13.93 million
Size 118.480 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Common languages Nyanja, Swahili
Currency Kwacha (short: MWK)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +265
Internet Top Level Domain .mw
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MW
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MWI
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 454

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Malawi is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • industrial wastes
  • land degradation
  • sewage
  • siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations
  • water pollution from agricultural runoff

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • earthquakes
  • flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Malawi. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. consumer goods
  3. sawmill products
  4. sugar
  5. tea
  6. tobacco

Agriculture products

  1. cassava
  2. cattle
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. goats
  7. groundnuts
  8. macadamia nuts
  9. manioc
  10. potatoes

Malawian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Malawi.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. cotton (2%)
  3. dried legumes (8.8%)
  4. peanuts
  5. soy
  6. sugar (6.7%)
  7. tea (5.7%)
  8. tobacco

Import products

  1. consumer goods
  2. food
  3. petroleum products
  4. semi-manufactures
  5. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Malawi?

Malawi is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Malawi.

Is it safe to travel Malawi in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Malawi. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Malawi?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Malawi.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Malawi?

There are currently 5,768 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Malawi. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 179 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Malawi.

What is the size of Malawi?

Malawi has a size of 118,480 km² or 45,745 mi² which is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.