Essentials in Malawi

Passports must be valid for a minimum of six months from date of entry into Malawi, and visitors must be able to produce a valid return airline ticket upon arrival. Visas are required for some nationals, and visitors should check visa requirements before travel. Comprehensive health insurance is essential as facilities outside urban areas are limited, and evacuation may be necessary for serious medical treatment. It is also advisable to pack personal medical supplies, including needles. Precautions should be taken against malaria, and visitors are advised to seek medical advice before departure as vaccinations against typhoid, tuberculosis and hepatitis B may be required. Bilharzia is also present in Malawi, though the risk of infection is minimised if sensible measures are taken, such as avoiding still water in lake areas.

Essentials organisations in Malawi
Department of Customs and Excise
Immigration Department
Ministry of External Affairs