New Entry Fee For Visitors To Malawi (Effective 01 July 2015)

By Atta member Ulendo Safaris

The Government of Malawi have announced their intention to introduce a USD75 "ENTRY FEE" for visitors from any country requiring visas for Malawian Citizens visiting their country of citizenship. Unfortunately details of exactly how this will be implemented and who will be effected have not been released. The local tourism industry are liaising with the relevant departments to get more detailed information and we hope to be in a position to distribute specifics early next week.

From 01 July 2015, visitors to Malawi traveling on passports from Schengen member states, The United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most Middle East countries will definitely be required to pay the entry fee. SADC and COMESA states (with the exception of Angola) are exempt from the fee. A comprehensive list of nationals required to pay the fee is being compiled for distribution.

It would appear that this new fee does not replace any existing visa requirements but clarification is being sought from the Malawi Department of Immigration and Ministry of Home Affairs.