Malawi Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
August 8, 2022

Malawi - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

O D K E N H U T C

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Malawi due to crime.

Crime, such as theft, burglary, armed robbery, assault, and carjacking is common. The capabilities of the Malawi Police Service are growing, but its resources and abilities to deter and investigate crimes, assist victims, and apprehend criminals are limited.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Malawi.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Malawi has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. 

If you decide to travel to Malawi:

Travel Advisory Levels

Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Lilongwe
Area 40, City Center
Lilongwe, Malawi
Mailing Address: PO Box 30016
Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Telephone
+(265) 1-773-166, 1-773-342 and 1-773-367 (Dial "0" before the "1" within Malawi)
Emergency
+(265) (0) 999-591-024 or +(265) (0) 888-734-826
Fax
+(265) 1-774-471 (Dial "0" before the "1" within Malawi)

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