Visa policy of Malawi

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Visitors to Malawi must obtain a visa from one of the Malawian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival.[1]

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Visa policy of Malawi

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 34 countries and territories can visit Malawi for up to 90 days without a visa:[2][3]

Holders of diplomatic, service or official passports of any country traveling on duty do not require a visa for 90 days.

On 1 October 2015 many nationalities were removed from the visa-free list and are now advised to obtain a visa from a Malawi diplomatic mission in advance. For those who were genuinely unable to do so a visa may be arranged on arrival. In addition, the Malawi government is working on implementation of an e-visa application system.[4][5]

And Laissez-Passer holders of United Nations, African Union, African Development Bank, International Red Locust Control Organization for Central and Southern Africa and Preferential Trade Area.

Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a maximum transit time of 24 hours can transit without a visa through Malawi. This facility is not applicable to nationals of Egypt, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Nationals of all countries that are not visa exempt may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 90 days. This is not applicable to nationals of the following countries:[6]

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