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?
- Check the latest government guidance on the FCDO foreign travel advice and country pages to ensure travel is permitted and the rules you must follow on entering the UK on your return.
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.
- You should read the COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page.
For further information, see Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease page.