Malawi : Factfile


GMT + 2 hours


English is the official language but there are also numerous ethnic languages and dialects


Malawian Kwacha but US Dollar is widely accepted


There are no direct flights to Malawi British Airways, South African Airways, Kenya Airways go via Nairobi or Johannesburg

Flight time from UK

Approximately 14 hours

Visa requirements

UK, Australian, Canadian, some (but not all) EU and USA passport holders do not require a visa to enter Malawi.

For further information and up-to-date entry requirements see or contact the Malawi High Commission:
Tel: 020 8455 5624
Email: [email protected]

Health requirements

There are certain recommended inoculations when travelling to Malawi. You should seek advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website

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