On August 6, the State Department rescinded the Global Level 4 Health Advisory; however, Malawi remains at Level 4. Do not travel to Malawi due to COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Malawi due to COVID-19.
As of August 13, the Malawi Ministry of Health has confirmed 4,912 cases of COVID-19 in the country. 2,550 of these cases have recovered; there have been 153 fatalities.
Travelers to Malawi may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Malawi due to COVID-19.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting
- COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Malawi https://mw.usembassy.gov/.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi, Area 40, City Center Lilongwe, Malawi
- U.S. citizens with emergencies: +265-1-773-166 Ext. 3431
- Outside of office hours: +265-999-960-178
- E-mail: LilongweConsular@state.gov
- Website: https://mw.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/
- State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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