Visa policy of Malawi
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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.
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
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: