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Flights to Malawi

For intercontinental flights from Europe, Kenya Airways (also with KLM), South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines offer good options to Malawi, with routes involving an aircraft change at their respective national hubs (Nairobi, Johannesburg and Addis Ababa). All international flights have the option to land in either the capital Lilongwe (5-7 times per week) or Blantyre (2-3 days per week). Regional links between Malawi and Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are provided by Malawian Airlines and the various national airlines of those countries. Such connections can sometimes be used in conjunction with a European airline flying from Europe to these countries. Malawi-based air charter companies, such as Ulendo Airlink, also link Malawi to its neighbours.

Entering Malawi by Road

There are road routes into Malawi from Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. Assume that border posts will be closed from about 18.00hrs and reopen at 07.00hrs. Visitors requiring a visa may find this difficult to obtain at border posts and are advised to obtain the documentation in advance. Requirements for vehicle documentation should be checked before travelling.

International Tour Operators

Most operators who organise tours to southern Africa will offer Malawi itineraries, or provide a tailor-made service. Information about companies can be found in the following sections of the Travel Directory: UK Tour Operators; European Tour Operators; North American Tour Operators; Worldwide Tour Operators.

Duty Free

International travellers over the age of 18 may import, duty free: 200 cigarettes or 225gm of tobacco; 1 litre of spirits; 1 litre of beer; 1 litre of wine; plus a "reasonable" quantity of consumable goods to meet the traveller’s immediate need while in Malawi.

Passports & Visas

A full valid passport is required for entry into Malawi. For tourist visits, visas are NOT required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries, the USA, Japan, most European Union countries and certain other countries. Please check the complete list below, and refer to your nearest Malawi diplomatic mission, from which visas for any nationality can be obtained.

For those nationalities that do require visas, these cannot be obtained on arrival but must be obtained in advance from any Malawi diplomatic mission around the world.

For further information on Permits required for longer stays in Malawi (including for volunteers), and for downloadable forms (including visa application forms) click here.

Visas are NOT required by nationals of the following countries:

Antigua & Barbuda Ghana Mozambique St Kitts & Nevis
Australia Grenada Namibia St Lucia
Bahamas Guyana Nauru St Vincent & the Grenadines
Bangladesh Iceland Nepal Swaziland
Barbados Ireland Netherlands Sweden
Belgium Israel New Zealand Tanzania
Belize Italy Papua New Guinea Tonga
Botswana Jamaica Portugal Trinidad & Tobago
Brunei Darussalam Japan Samoa (Western) Tuvalu
Canada Kenya San Marino Uganda
Cyprus Kiribati Seychelles United Kingdom
Denmark Lesotho Sierra Leone United States of America
Dominica Luxembourg Singapore Vanuatu
Fiji Madagascar South Africa Zambia
Finland Malaysia South Korea Zimbabwe
France Maldive Islands Solomon Islands  
Gambia Malta Spain  
Germany Mauritius Sri Lanka

   

Malawi Diplomatic Missions

Australia

India

South Korea

Belgium

Italy

Tanzania

Egypt

Japan

United Kingdom

Ethiopia

Kenya

United States of America

France

Mozambique

Zambia

Germany

Portugal

Zimbabwe

Greece

South Africa

 

 

Australia

493-495 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Tel +613 99887766
Fax +613 86779321
Email: consul@malawi.com.au
Web : www.malawi.com.au

Belgium

Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
46 Avenue Herrmann Debroux
1160 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 231 09 80
Fax: +32 2 231 10 66
Email: embassy.malawi@skynet.be
Web: www.embassymalawi.be

Egypt

3 El Ismalia Street
Off Michael Bakhoum Street
Dokki
P.O. Box 118
El Mohandessin
Cairo
Tel/Fax: + 202 748 0929/335 3948
Email: malawi@link.com.eg

Ethiopia

House No 1
Higher 23
Kebele 13
PO Box 2316/Private Bag 7603
El Mohandessin
Addis Ababa
Tel:+251 1 712 440
Fax: +251 1 710 490
Email:malemb@ethionet.et or malemb@telecom.net.et

France

20 rue Euler
4e Etage
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 4070 1846/4720 2027
Fax: +33 1 4723 6248

Germany

Westfalische Strasse 86
10709 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 8431 540
Fax: +49 (0)30 8431 5430
Email: malawiberlin@aol.com

Greece (Consulate only)

82 Skoufa Street
Athens 14671
Tel: +30 210 8003754
Fax: +30 212 1219380 

Italy (Consulate only)

Corso Galileo Ferraris, 124
10129 Turin
ITALY
Tel: +39 339 3243333

Fax: +39 011 504800
E-mail: consulatemalawi@itsconsult.eu

India

F-63, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi – 110057
Tel: +91 11 4607 8800
Fax: +91 11 4607 8810
Email: malawindia@airtelbroadband.in
Web: www.malawi-india.org

Japan

3-12-9 Kami-Osaki
Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo 141
Tel: +81 3 3449 3010
Fax: +81 3 3449 3220
Email: malawi@luck.ocn.ne.jp 

Kenya

Westlands
Off Waiyaki Way
PO Box 30453
Nairobi
Tel: + 254 2 440 569
Fax: +254 2 440 568
Email: malawihi@clubinternetk.com 

Mozambique

Avenida Kenneth Kaunda No.75
PO BOx 4148
Maputo
Tel: +258 1 491 468
Fax: +258 1 490 224
Email: malawmoz@virconn.com 

Portugal (Consulate only)

Rua Antonio Enes,
9-4 DTO
1000 Lisbon
Tel: +351 1 547 736, 547 138
Fax: +351 1 538 225 

South Africa

770 Government Avenue
Arcadia 0083
PO Box 11172
Hatfield 0082
Pretoria
Tel: +27 12 430 9900/342 0146
Fax: +27 12 342 0147
Email: highcommalawi@telkomsa.net 

South Korea (Consulate only)

No. 130-9
Non-Hyen-Dong
Kaong-Wam-Ku Seoul
Tel: +82 2 475 1110 

Tanzania

38, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road
P.O. Box 7616
Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 22 266 6248/266 6284
Fax: +255 22 266 8161
Email: mhc@africaonline.co.tz

United Kingdom

36 John St
Holborn
London
WC1N 2AT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 6010
Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 9273
Email: malawihighcom@btconnect.com 

United States of America

1029 Vermont Ave N.W.
Suite #1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: +1 202 721 0270
Fax: +1 202 221 0288
Email: malawidc@aol.com
Web: www.malawiembassy-dc.org

Zambia

5th Floor, Woodgate House
Cairo Road
PO Box 50425
Lusaka
Tel: +260 1 228 296/7/8
Fax: +260 1 223 353
Email: mhcomm@zamtel.zm 

Zimbabwe

9-11 Duthie Road
Alexandra Park
PO Box 321
Harare
Tel: +263 4 798 584-7
Email: malawihigh@africaonline.co.zw