Have you planned a trip to Malawi, please find the following Malawi Coronavirus Travel Advice.
Like many countries all over the world, Malawi is responding to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with travel and border restrictions.
The current Malawi Coronavirus Travel Advice remains as follows, so, why not have a read.
Malawi Coronavirus Travel Advice
Malawian Authorities are screening all travellers into Malawi for COVID-19, on arrival.
They also advice that all individuals showing symptoms of coronavirus, will be moved into a treatment facility.
The Malawi Government, has also advised a mandatory 14 day Self- isolation period, for all people travelling from:
- (a) the UK;
- (b) the European Union;
- (c) the SADC region, where that country has confirmed local transmission of coronavirus;
- (d) other countries with more than 700 cases; or
- (e) countries with more than 100 new cases reported in 24 hours.
Furthermore, Malawi has also moved to rule out visitors from certain geographical positions, please find attached:
Rules – Malawi Coronavirus Travel Advice
Rules around Malawi Coronavirus Travel Advice state that, visitors from high-risk countries will not be permitted into Malawi.
What does this mean for Nationals from the U.S.A and the United Kingdom?
Well, unless they have a residence permit, they will not be permitted to enter Malawi until restrictions are lifted.
Flying – Malawi Coronavirus travel Advice
Many Airlines will continue to observe strict no-fly rules around the globe.
Currently, extremely limited commercial charter flights are flying in any airspace.
Due to this no-fly zone policy, coronavirus COVID-19 will continue to affect many people including those heading into Malawi.
It is therefore advisable to postpone all trips into Malawi, to visit family or support the local tourism trade.
However, a visit to Malawi comes down to personal choice, and only you can make that decision.
But before you do, please consider your individual circumstances and the range of information available to you.
Will Malawi Have a 21 Day Lock-down?
Unlike many countries around the globe who’ve observed a 21 day lock-down, as a means of curbing the fast spread of this pandemic.
Malawi is however, currently shrouded in uncertainties around a possible country-wide lock-down.
Due to these factors, many travel plans will remain in limbo.
Although Malawi should follow suit by observing a 21 day lock-down, it appears that may not happen.
Unfortunately, with a constitutional row still looming around lock-down and the Malawi high court temporarily barring the government from implementing this lock-down, due to a petition presented by HRDC.
Everything is now an observing and waiting game.
Should Countries Lock-down?
Countries across the globe have significantly curbed public life in order to halt the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, Malawi Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), will continue their fight to block the lock-down.
HRDC are arguing that a lock-down without consultation, will harm the poorest and most vulnerable of the Malawian society.
The President of Malawi is releasing an emergency cash transfer fund for the poorest people of Malawi.
The government will target 172,000 households, who will receive a monthly payment equivalent to almost $50 from friday.
Where does Malawi stand?
Malawi is one of the last countries in the world to announce its first case of Covid-19. It also remains one of the countries with the lowest cases.
Live Coronavirus cases in Malawi stand at 37, with 3 deaths and 7 recoveries
If you are concerned about risks to your health, for example you are following Malawi’s local guidance to shield or self-isolate, you may wish to seek professional health and advice locally or from your usual doctor.
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Please check back for more travel updates as we observe the ever changing climate of this pandemic.