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Notice to Irish citizens in Malawi - COVID-19

The Government of Ireland is recommending against all non-essential international travel until further notice. This includes Malawi. The full Travel Advice is available here.

The Malawi Government has suspended international flights and passenger services (including buses and coaches) from 1 April 2020 until further notice. 

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

Embassy staff are working from home part-time and public access to the Embassy is by appointment only. To contact us, please use our Contact Us form or call +265 888 207 543. This number may also be called for emergency consular assistance outside working hours.


Passport renewals for both adults and children have resumed through online application only. Visit Passport Online to renew your passport. First-time passport applications and paper-based renewals remain suspended until further notice.

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

Passport Online: Worldwide renewals

Passport Online: Worldwide renewals

Adults and children around the world can renew their Irish passport online. This is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to apply for your passport today. You can apply for a passport book, a card or both! The application takes about ten minutes and you can take your photo with your phone!

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TravelWise is an award-winning smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.

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Contact Embassy of Ireland, Malawi

Address & Opening Hours

Embassy of Ireland

Arwa House (3rd Floor)
13/14 City Centre

Tel.: +265 1 776 408

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