Official languages are Chichewa and English. Chitumbuka, Lomwe, Yao and Sena are also spoken regionally.
01/01/2022 New Year
01/15/2022 Chilembwe Remembrance Day
03/03/2022 Martyrs Day
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
05/01/2022 Labor Day
06/14/2022 Freedom Day
06.07.2022 day of the Republic
10/10/2022 Mother’s Day
If a public holiday falls on a Saturday, the previous day becomes a public holiday; if it falls on a Sunday, the following Monday becomes a public holiday. Public holidays can sometimes be announced at short notice.
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Malawi duty-free (persons aged 16 and over): 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco products or a selection of tobacco products up to 250g; 1 liter of wine or beer; 1 liter spirits; 250 ml of eau de toilette or 50 g of perfume; Gifts and items for personal use during travel up to the equivalent of K300,000. Further information is available from Malawi Customs. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Consulate of the Republic of Malawi
The consulate is under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Auderghem (Belgium).
+41 (0)43 817 05 82. Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
(Also responsible for Switzerland.)
Avenue Herrmann-Debroux 46
+32 (0)2 231 09 80.
Mon-Thu 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00, Fri 09.00-14.00.
Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
(Also responsible for Austria.)
Westfälische Strasse 86
+49 (0)30 843 15 40.
Mon-Thu 09.00-12.30 and 13.00-16.00, Fri 09.00-14.00. Visa applications: Mon 10am-12pm; Visa collection: Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Visa inquiries: Mon-Thurs 09.00-12.00.
Suit and tie are appropriate for business visits. Appointments and business cards are common. Offices open early. The best times for business trips are May to July and September to November. Business Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm.
Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (MCCCI) 61 Masauko Chipembere Highway, Chichiri Trade Fair Ground, PO Box 258, Blantyre, Malawi Tel. +265 (0)187 19 88. Website: www.mccci.org
International direct dialing.
GSM 900. According to Abbreviationfinder.org, network operators are CelTel Limited (Internet: www.mw.celtel.com/en/index.html or www.msi-cellular.com) and Callpoint 900. The reception/transmission range covers the largest cities and their surrounding areas. Roaming agreements exist with Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among others.
Internet provider is MalawiNet (Internet: www.malawi.net). There are internet cafes in the larger cities. Internet access is possible in some hotels in the country.
Air mail to Europe takes about 7-10 days to arrive. Post offices are generally open Mon-Fri 07.30-12.00 and 13.00-17.00. Some post offices in the larger towns open on Sundays from 9am to 10am, but only for the sale of stamps and the acceptance of telegrams. 3 courier services support the national postal system.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.