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Malawi Travel Restrictions

4.44% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 4.31% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Malawi.

Malawi entry details and exceptions

Travelers are not allowed to enter Malawi. These entry restrictions do not apply to Malawi citizens and residents, their spouses, children, and dependents.


Outgoing travel to MalawiTravelling from New Zealand to Malawi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Malawi.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to self-monitor for 14 days on arrival in Malawi.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers must complete a health declaration form before their travel.

Travel Surveillance Form

Must be completed and presented upon arrival.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Malawi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Malawi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Malawi will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Malawi

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Malawi. Please check the official guidelines from Malawi for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Malawi with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Malawi.

  • Mask usage in Malawi is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Malawi are closed. Bars in Malawi are closed.

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