Travel Information

Bhutanese citizens travelling to Malawi

Citizens of Bhutan that are travelling to Malawi can get a visa on arrival.

What to expect in Malawi

🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
old colonial architecture
fishing village

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is MWK.

1 BTN = 10.723507 MWK

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $5.44 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa will be provided by Customs and Immigration at the port of entry to citizens of Malawi

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Malawi. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Malawi.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Malawi. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.24 / 5)
Safety (3.50 / 5)
Cost of Living (4.30 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$109.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$5.44 USD

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