Who Can Enter Malawi Without a Visa?

A southeastern African country is warming up to cash in on its tourism industry and designated some countries visa-free.

Nationals of countries on the list of Malawi visa-free will legally enter the country without paying a dime for a tourist visa and have the privilege to enjoy the country’s wild and other attraction locations spread across the country.

So…

Who can travel to Malawi without a visa?

Citizens of 49 countries can enter Malawi without a visa for up to 90 days or three months. If you are a national of any of the countries listed below, your passport is all you need to experience Malawi.

Visa Information around the world

Before now, U.S. citizens, Canada, and Italy were mandated to pay for $50 USD tourist visa (single entry), but the government of Malawi on December 16, 2022, announced a major change in its visa policy by adding 16 more countries to the list.

The list was formerly 33, the addition of 16 more countries now means 49 countries below do not need a visa to enter Malawi.

S/NCountriesContinent
1Antigua and BarbudaNorth America
2AustraliaOceania
3BahamasNorth America
4BarbadosNorth America
5BelgiumEurope
6BelizeNorth America
7BotswanaAfrica
8CanadaNorth America
9ChinaAsia
10DenmarkEurope
11DominicaNorth America
12EswatiniAfrica
13FijiOceania
14FinlandEurope
15FranceEurope
16The GambiaAfrica
17GermanyEurope
18GrenadaNorth America
19Hong KongAsia
20IsraelAsia
21ItalyEurope
22JamaicaNorth America
23KenyaAfrica
24KiribatiOceania
25LesothoAfrica
26MalaysiaAsia
27MauritiusAfrica
28MozambiqueAfrica
29NamibiaAfrica
30NauruOceania
31NorwayEurope
32PolandEurope
33RussiaEurope/Asia
34Saint Kitts and NevisNorth America
35Saint LuciaNorth America
36Saint Vincent and the GrenadineNorth America
37SamoaOceania
38SeychellesAfrica
39South AfricaAfrica
40SwedenEurope
41TanzaniaAfrica
42The NetherlandsEurope
43Trinidad and TobagoSouth America
44TuvaluOceania
45UgandaAfrica
46United KingdomEurope
47United StatesNorth America
48ZambiaAfrica
49ZimbabweAfrica

Note: This list could change at any time and we always encourage you to check with Malawi’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services for up-to-date information on who can enter Malawi without a visa.

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This information only applies to tourists and does not apply to individuals seeking to take up a job or study in Malawi.

Continental Analysis of Malawi visa-free entry

  • 12 out of 23 countries from North America can enter Malawi without a visa
  • 6 out of 14 countries in Oceania can stay up to 90 days in Malawi without a visa
  • 12 out of 44 countries in Europe
  • 14 out of 54 countries in Africa
  • 5 countries out of 48 in Asia
  • Only one country out of the 12 independent South American countries can enter Malawi without a visa

How can I enter Malawi without a visa?

If your country isn’t on the list of countries that do not need a visa to enter Malawi, then you need to check our post on the requirements for U.S. to travel to Malawi for more details on tourist visas and applications.

How many countries enjoy visa-free access to Malawi?

There are 49 countries that can enter Malawi without a visa. You can check the list of newly added countries

What’s the duration of stay in Malawi without a visa?

Whether you apply for a tourist visa or enter Malawi visa-free, your stay lasts for 90 days. If you take up employment, then you have to apply for a work permit.

What documentation is required for visa-free entry to Malawi?

Passport

For the kinds of available visas in Malawi and the application requirements, more details are on the Malawi eVisa portal.

Business travelers also enjoy the same privilege as tourists. This means countries that enjoy visa-free entry can also enter Malawi for business meetings, conferences or workshops. The validity is 90 days.

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