OUR CURRENT OPERATING STATUS

Lilongwe, 22 October 2020

Malawi has not escaped the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the global community as a whole. Our operational base relies heavily on tourism to the region as well as local corporate and leisure travel – all of which had all but ceased to exist under the COVID pandemic. Fortunately, Malawi reopened airports from 01 September 2020 and both visitors and residents are free to travel on the limited commercial flights operating to and from the country. 

 

ULENDO AIRLINK (W4) has resumed limited flight services on a PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT flight basis only. It is our hope that we will see a gradual increase in travel across the world and anticipate resuming SCHEDULED FLIGHTS at the start of the next safari season in April 2021. Capacity and frequency on our scheduled routes has been reduced to ensure we can offer a reliable, sustainable service to our passengers, agents and partner lodges. 

 

By offering private flight services from our Lilongwe base, we can keep parties travelling together in a single aircraft and avoid interaction with other passengers. Our sales teams are available to help you plan your next flight and answer any questions you may have regarding flying in Malawi as we ease back into commercial flight operations.

 

The ULENDO CORPORATE TRAVEL, and ULENDO SAFARIS teams continue to operate and are ready to assist with enquires and travel arrangements while our key partner lodges KAYA MAWA, MVUU CAMP & LODGE, THE MAKOKOLA RETREAT, KUTHENGO, MKULUMADZI and several SOUTH LUANGWA LODGES are ready to welcome guests.

 

We will continue to access developments and adjust our model to ensure the safety of both our passengers and staff at all times. We look forward to resuming full flight services as restrictions are lifted and we are all free to explore the world and safely enjoy the wonders of travel. 

 

Our thoughts and best wishes are with our industry partners, colleagues as well as affected communities and we look forward to meeting the challenge of recovering from this damaging pandemic together. See you on the other side -  Stay positive, stay safe and be sensible!

 

MALAWI TRAVEL POLICY

 

Updated: 28 OCTOBER 2020

  • MALAWI IS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND VISAS ARE AVAILABLE ON ARRIVAL FOR SELECT NATIONALITIES.

  • ARRIVING & DEPARTING TRAVELLERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A NEGATIVE COVID TEST RESULT CARRIED OUT NO MORE THAN 10 DAYS BEFORE TRAVEL. BOARDING OF FLIGHTS IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT A VALID NEGATIVE TEST RESULT.

  • DEPARTING PASSENGERS MUST USE A MALAWI GOVERNMENT APPROVED COVID TESTING FACILITY.

  • ARRIVING PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO "SELF-MONITOR" FOR 10 DAYS FROM ARRIVAL AND REPORT TO HEALTH OFFIC IALS SHOUDL THEY EXHIBIT ANY SIGNS OF COVID-19 DURING THIS PERIOD. 

  • CURRENTLY ONLY KAMUZU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN LILONGWE IS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, BLANTYRE IS EXPECTED TO BE OPENED IN NOVEMBER.

  • LIMITED INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULED FLIGHTS ARE BEING OPERATED: Ethiopian Airlines | Addis Ababa (Tuesday & Saturday), Kenya Airways | Nairobi (Wednesday & Friday), Malawi Airlines | Johannesburg (Daily).

  • IT IS UNCLEAR IF TRAVEL IS PERMITTED THROUGH LAND BORDERS AT THS TIME.

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES AND MASKS WORN INSIDE ALL PUBLIC BUILDINGS. MOST SHOPS, BANKS AND OTHER PUBLIC FACILITIES REQUIRE MASKS TO BE WORN BEFORE ENTRY IS PERMITTED.

  • CONTROLS ARE SUPPOSEDLY IN PLACE LIMITING THE SIZE OF PUBLIC GATHERINGS. 

  • INFECTION RATES ARE RELATIVELY LOW AND VERY FEW DEATHS HAVE BEEN RECORDED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS.

Was your Ulendo flight cancelled due to the COVID "shut-down"? 

We believe a little optimism is always a good thing and what better way to get through the current turmoil than to plan your "post-covid" holiday! If your itinerary to our corner of Africa has been thrown out the window, here are a few options available to our passengers:

CHOOSE NEW DATES OF TRAVEL

Select any alternative date of travel before 15 JANUARY 2022 and we will re-book you, subject to seat availability in the same class of travel. Drop an email to reservations@flyulendo.com with your booking reference and new dates and we'll do the rest! 

CANCEL YOUR FLIGHTS ENTIRELY

If you are unable to rebook your travel in 2021, you can apply for a refund but you will need to pay the applicable refund processing fee and any bank charges. Ulendo appreciate that each passenger has unique circumstances and want to see you flying with us as soon as possible. Please contact our reservations team to explore all available options before opting to cancel your trip entirely. 

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