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Border Control Mchinji Border Post (MAL/ZAM) 24hrs

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Located in Malawi :: Malawi
Category: Civil Infrastructure :: Border Control

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This is the border between Malawi and Zambia. Most of the Borders have exchange bureaus. A traveller reported the border is open 24 hours although the insurance people only work in the day, also relatively quick and no hassles. (Nov-2016).

This is a busy border post with immigration on both sides. (Sep-2017).

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Address :  11km or 13min WNW of Machinji, Malawi

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Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Main Route :  M12
Closest Town :  Mchinji

If entering Malawi, you have to buy car insurance at the border. (2020).

You will need a Temporary Import Permits (TIP) for each vehicle & vehicle insurance. Insurance for small cars is approximately ZAR300 (plus or minus) & your TIP should cost you about ZAR210/ K10 000 per vehicle depending on vehicle specifications. (Jun-2019).

We have received a variety of reports that these borders are open 24hrs, but also that the Tanzanian border is open 24hrs and that the Malawi border is open from 06:00-18:00. Although the insurance guys only work in the day. The roadblocks haven't given any issues when you tell them that, and then getting insurance the next day in Mzuzu. (Nov-2016)

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External Links Related to Mchinji Border Post (MAL/ZAM) 24hrs
Blog article by T4A : What you need to get through the border
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