You need a visa to enter Malawi as a visitor. See Visas for more information.
Lifting of mandatory COVID-19 requirements
With effect from 5 June 2023, The Presidential Task Force have confirmed that a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will no longer be a mandatory requirement for entry/exit into and out of Malawi for all travellers.
All outgoing travellers will be responsible for checking and complying with entry requirements in the countries of their destination and or transit.
Your passport should be valid for minimum period of 6 months on arrival in Malawi.
British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Malawi. Malawi has introduced an ‘e-visas’ system through which applications can be submitted and approved online in advance of travel. You can find details of the application process on the Malawi High Commission website. The Malawi authorities strongly advise you to get a visa before travel. If you can’t get a visa before travel, you may be able to get a single entry tourist or business visa on arrival at main ports of entry to Malawi, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You should check with the Malawi High Commission in London for more information.
Travelling with children via a South African airport
If you’re transiting through a South African airport with children (under 18), see our South Africa travel advice page for information and advice about the documents you’ll need to carry.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.