– Malawi reopens Kamuzu International Airport (LLW) in Lilongwe for international flights!

The Government of Malawi will reopen Kamuzu International Airport (LLW) in Lilongwe for passenger planes and will allow foreign airlines to operate in the country again from 01 September 2020. The airport was closed since March 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to the official Facebook page of the Malawi High Commission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Malawi’s Department of Civil Aviation has set up the following requirements and protocols for (air) travellers in and out of Malawi:

  1. All passengers arriving in Malawi are required to have a negative SARS Cov-2 PCR Test certificate obtained within 10 days prior to arrival in Malawi. Failure to produce the certificate entry will be denied.
  2. All new arrivals will proceed on a self-quarantine for 14 days.
  3. All travellers going out of Malawi shall be required to hold negative SARS Cov-2 PCR Test certificate.
  4. Arriving passengers will be required to provide samples for Covid-19 testing. Results will be communicated within 48 hours.
  5. Any symptomatic passengers will be handled according to health protocols.
  6. All travellers and service providers shall observe infection control protocols such as social distancing, hand washing/sanitising and wearing of masks, as necessary. Body temperature will be checked at various strategic points.
  7. All arriving passengers shall fill and submit Travel Surveillance Forms available on board or the terminal building. These will be handed to designated health personnel.
  8. All masks and/or gloves used shall be disposed of in designated waste collection containers.
  9. Only travellers will be allowed in terminal buildings. All others should remain at car parks.
  10. Suspected Covid-19 cases can be reported in Malawi on mobile numbers – TNM- 929, AIRTEL- 54747 [

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