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According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Malawian passport is now ranked 72nd. It allows visa-free travel to 73 countries. This results in an overall mobility score of medium-low. Visa-free entry and visas on arrival are available to Malawian passport holders in countries such as Malaysia, Senegal, Singapore, and Ecuador. Malawians need a visa to go to roughly 156 countries across the world. The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Japan are among the countries that require a visa ahead of time.

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Malawi Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Malawi passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Malawi passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Malawi passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). Malawi passport holders can currently travel to 45 visa-free countries, 27 visa-on-arrival countries, and 1 eTA destination. In total, Malawi passport holders can visit 73 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the Malawi passport is ranked 72 in the world.; In addition to these Malawi visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Malawi passport holders must apply for a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 156 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).

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