According to worldometors, there are currently 33 (thirty-three) Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Malawi. According to their stats, there have been 3 (three) COVID-19 related deaths and 3 (three) recoveries.
According to Malawian authorities, safety and precautionary measures have been introduced in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Ministry of Health has stated that all travellers are being screened on arrival.They have also said that individuals showing symptoms of coronavirus may be moved into a treatment facility. The current mandatory rules are Self- isolation for 14 days for all those travelling: (a) from the UK; (b) from the European Union; (c) from the SADC region, where that country has confirmed local transmission of coronavirus; (d) from other countries with more than 700 cases; or (e) from countries with more than 100 new cases reported in 24 hours.
Visitors from high-risk countries for coronavirus such as the U.S.A, including the United Kingdom, are no longer permitted to enter Malawi unless they have a residence permit.
As of Saturday, 18th of April Malawi was supposed to start its 21 days of lock-down. However, Malawi high court has temporarily barred the government from implementing a 21-day lock-down to curb coronavirus following a petition by a human rights group (HRDC).
Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda barred the lock-down in response to a case petitioned by Malawi Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), which argues that more consultation is needed before a lock-down can commence, in order to prevent harm to the poorest and most vulnerable of the Malawian society.
More travel advice coming soon!