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Malawi Specific Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

28 Nov 2021

This country has reported a recent increase in case numbers and/or emerging or known variants of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Following a review of the public health risk assessment process, this country has now changed to a high risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Please check the fitfortravel Malawi page regularly for updates on any changes to the risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Advice for Travellers 

In this country there is a high risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) and/or emerging or known variants of coronavirus (COVID-19).

You should be aware that the risk of COVID-19 in this country may change at short notice. You must also consider the risk of exposure in transit countries and during your journey.

All travellers are advised to avoid non-essential travel to this country. This applies even if you are fully vaccinated.

Prior to travel, you should consider:

Is the journey really essential?

Are you up to date with UK recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination, particularly if you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19.

Your risk of severe COVID-19 and availability of medical facilities at your destination.

  • To find out if you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, see the FAQ’s.

Your ability to comply with COVID-19 prevention advice during travel and at your destination.

For further information, see Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease page.