The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has lifted travel restrictions on people from countries previously regarded as Covid-19 high risk.
Co-chairperson of the task force Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, who is also Minister of Health, told a media briefing in Lilongwe that people from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Brazil can now travel to Malawi because the Covid-19 situation in those countries had eased.
She said the only condition for those visiting the country is to present a CPR negative Covid-19 test certificate valid within 72 hours.
She said: “During our meeting, the Presidential Task Force reviewed the trend of the disease in the past few weeks and I would like to inform the public that we are still in level 3 of the pandemic and I would like to request everyone to continue adhering to the Covid-19 preventive and containment measures to reduce the spread of the disease even further”.
Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Dr. Charles Mwansambo said majority of the hospitalisations involve unvaccinated citizens in the country which should be a wakeup call for majority of citizens to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families from the virus. He also Malawi is still not safe hence encourage Malawians to be vigilant in obserrving preventive measures