Heavy rains have caused severe flooding in southern Malawi. The worst affected districts are Chikwawa, Nsanje and Phalombe where many roads and bridges have been damaged. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local news and weather forecasts before travelling to affected areas. Latest information can be found on the Malawi Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) website.

Most visits to Malawi are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself from muggers and bag-snatchers. Most thefts from visitors take place around the main bus stations in Lilongwe and Blantyre, and at the main ports for the Ilala ferry. See Safety and security

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.