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Malawi Travel Restrictions

5,77% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 5,51% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Malawi.

Malawi entry details and exceptions

Travelers are not allowed to enter Malawi. These entry restrictions do not apply to Malawi citizens and residents, their spouses, children, and dependents.


Outgoing travel to MalawiTravelling from South Africa to Malawi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Malawi.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Malawi.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are required to self-monitor for 14 days on arrival in Malawi.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers must complete a health declaration form before their travel.

Travel Surveillance Form

Must be completed and presented upon arrival.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Malawi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Malawi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Malawi are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Malawi

Masks:Required in public spaces.

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