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Notice to Irish citizens - COVID-19

As of 16 March, the Government of Ireland is recommending against all non-essential international travel, including to Malawi. The full Travel Advice is available here.

The Malawi Government has introduced restrictions on travel from countries highly affected by COVID-19, including Ireland and the rest of the EU. Visitors travelling from these countries will be denied entry unless they are returning residents, in which case they will be subject to self or institutional quarantine for 14 days. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is now advising against any further non–essential travel to Malawi until further notice.

As options become more limited for travel from Malawi to Ireland, Irish tourists & short-term visitors are encouraged to arrange to return to Ireland as early as possible. You are advised to contact your airline or travel agent urgently. On return to Ireland, all travellers will be requested to restrict their movements for 14 days.

We strongly encourage Irish citizens remaining in Malawi to register your contact details on Citizens’ Registration, which allows us to contact you in case of emergencies. Please encourage other Irish citizens you know of to also register.

Embassy staff will be working at home part-time from 23 March. To contact us, please use our Contact Us form or call +265 888 207 543

Useful Contact Numbers
The dedicated Department of Foreign Affairs phone line for Irish citizens with travel-related concerns about COVIDー19 is (+353 (0)1 613 1733)

The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade information page on Coronavirus

Information on the Coronavirus from the Health Service Executive of Ireland

Malawi Ministry of Health Updates

Embassy of Ireland Social Media
Twitter @IrlEmbMalawi

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