2022 Covid Blog: Malawi

COVID Travel Requirements: Malawi

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: None
  • Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to show a digital COVID-19 vaccination. All builders must have this digital QR code. Verify your COVID vaccine card HERE (at least 1 week before departure). This is a Kenya website, which is correct because this trip will pass through Kenya on their way to Malawi. 
  • Complete the Trusted Travel form HERE. It’s best If you complete this before and have It printed at the airport. For all flight information, you can get that on your Portal, besides your seat number, which you can put N/A.

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing before and during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly when to take your COVID test before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure a negative test result. If you do test positive, or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on.

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No, a COVID test is no longer needed after June 1st. 

When should I take my test?


If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

A Covid test is not required upon arrival.

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. 

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Do not laminate your vaccine card, it may not be accepted. 

Are there any other COVID requirements?

Masks are required in all public spaces. 

Incoming Travelers are required to have a QR code for a completed Travelers Health Surveillance Form which you can access from this website. Once you register on the website, the QR code will be sent to your email.

The Malawi Ministry of Health launched the Trusted Travel (TT) Initiative (click on “Find out More”, then on “Sign In”). Do this at least one week before your trip. You will also use this account to get the TT code with your test results when leaving Malawi to return to the US.

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. We know it seems like a lot, but we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love,

Your HXP Team