Exercise normal precautions in Malawi. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Exercise increased caution in:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Malawi:
The Districts of Mulanje, Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Nsanje, Phalombe, Rural Blantyre, and Rural Zomba.
There is the potential for civil unrest as a reaction to persistent rumors of outsiders attempting to steal blood from local populations, colloquially called “bloodsuckers."