Malawi Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
January 10, 2018

Malawi - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

O E N H U T C

Exercise normal precautions in Malawi. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • The districts of Mulanje, Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Nsanje, Phalombe, rural Blantyre (outside Blantyre city), and rural Zomba (outside Zomba city) due to civil unrest.

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."

Travel Advisory Levels

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)

Malawi Map