US To Malawi Travel Restrictions, Flights News & Travel Ban In 2021 – Advisory & Requirements

This page was last updated on 29 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Most travelers from United States are allowed to enter Malawi, but there are restrictions.
Source: Malawi Tourism

Malawi: Open for Travel

Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travelers are allowed to enter Malawi. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Source: Malawi Tourism

Quarantine may be required

Quarantine may be required
Travelers with symptoms will be required to take a COVID-19 test. If they test positive, they will be required to quarantine.

Source: Malawi Tourism

COVID-19 test required

COVID-19 test on arrival may be required
Travelers may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport at their own cost.

Source: US Embassy for Malawi

Masks are required

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks in all public places.

Source: US Embassy for Malawi

Other Things to Take Note Of

Health screening on arrival
Health screening is required for all travelers on arrival. Travelers displaying COVID-19 symptoms will be required to take a test and quarantine until the results are known.

Source: Malawi Tourism

Required Documents for your Trip

Mandatory health declaration form
Travelers must complete a health declaration form.
The form is available during flight or at the airport.

Source: Malawi Tourism
Document: Download PDF
Proof of negative COVID-19 test results before arrival
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Malawi.

Travelers can show proof via Trusted Travel Africa’s CDC COVID-19 digital certificate. Otherwise, they can register with Global Haven.

All COVID-19 test certificates must be in English or translated into English. Any certificate that is not in English will be considered invalid and the traveler will be tested at their own cost and will be required to self-quarantine until the results of a new test are known.

Details and Exemptions:This requirement does not apply to:
-Travelers under the age of 1.

Source: Malawi Tourism
Document: Complete online Trusted Travel
Document: Complete online Global Haven