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Malawi Travel Restrictions

8.13% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from India, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Malawi.

Malawi entry details and exceptions

Foreign travelers regardless of their vaccination status and purpose of travel can enter Malawi.

Outgoing travel to MalawiTravelling from India to Malawi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions
All travelers, except below one (1) year old are required to present a negative result of RT-PCR test prior to travel to the country.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering Malawi.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who fail to present a valid COVID-19 certificate and refuse to access COVID-19 vaccine offered at the point of entry will be required to undergo institutional quarantine for symptoms monitoring for 10 days at their own cost.
Travelers must complete a health declaration form before their travel.
Travel Surveillance Form
Must be completed and presented upon arrival.

Return travelReturning to India from Malawi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travelers returning from Malawi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departure to India.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers should upload their negative RT-PCR test report in the Air Suvidha Portal prior to boarding their flight.
Travelers will undergo a medical screening upon arrival and may be subject to a covid-19 molecular test at their own expense.
Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing.
Fully vaccinated travelers with WHO-recognized or Nationally-recognized vaccines are also exempted from testing requirements. Proof of vaccination should be uploaded in the Air Suvidha Portal.
Quarantine requirements

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

Details and exceptions
Quarantine is no longer required. However, travelers are advised to self-monitor their health for 14 days from arrival and if they develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Malawi

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.