Heavy rains that have caused severe flooding in southern Malawi in January 2015 are still affecting the districts of Chikwawa, Nsanje and Phalombe with damage to infrastructure. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local news and weather forecasts before travelling by road to any affected areas.

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.