Are you going to Malawi? Please read our travel advice and get prepared for the journey. You may require vaccinations, although in most cases these are not mandatory. What specific vaccinations you may need for your trip depends upon the length of your stay and the places you will visit in this beautiful country that is home to Lake Malawi.
The Republic of Malawi is located in the southeast of the African continent and is bordered by Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. It houses Lake Malawi, a vast lake and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, which forms a natural border in the east of the country. The water in the lake is crystal clear and full of fish, which makes it a wonderful snorkelling spot. Malawi is further characterised by mountainous regions – including Central Africa’s highest mountain Mount Molanje – and high plateaus. In the lower southern part of the country you will find the most beautiful wildlife parks in the proximity of the Shire River.
Regardless of your travel itinerary for Malawi, always be aware of possible health risks such as infectious diseases, mosquitoes and the strong sun. Malaria is prevalent in Malawi. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you which vaccinations you require for your trip to Malawi and are happy to advise you on what else you can do to reduce health risks. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Malawi vaccinations: the most common risks
In Zambia, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Malawi and read which specific vaccinations you require.