Independent republic within the Commonwealth, in Central Africa


Capital: Lilongwe


18.1 million

International Country Code



English, Chichewa, and various indigenous dialects

Weights and Measures

Metric and Imperial systems

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 265


2 hours ahead of GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2020New Year's Day
15 Jan 2020John Chilembwe Day
03 Mar 2020Martyrs' Day
10 Apr 2020Good FridayEaster
11 Apr 2020Easter SaturdayEaster
13 Apr 2020Easter MondayEaster
01 May 2020Labour Day
14 May 2020President Kamuzu Banda's Birthday
24 May 2020Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)Muslim
25 May 2020Eid al Fitr HolidayMuslim
06 Jul 2020Independence Day
15 Oct 2020Mothers' Day (World Rural Women's Day)
25 Dec 2020Christmas Day
26 Dec 2020Boxing Day
28 Dec 2020Christmas Holiday


Bills of Lading

No special regulations. Bills of lading may be made out “to order”. One extra non-negotiable copy required by customs for cargo shipped via Mozambique ports.

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