Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Carrying passport

Jump to last reply

The following has been picked up on another site.
This info is also aplicable to all nationalities
A message from the British High Commission in Malawi
""We have recently been notified by the Chief Immigration Officer that a country-wide operation is going on involving the police and immigration authorities. It is aimed at catching illegal entrants to Malawi. We have been notified of a couple of British nationals picked up for not being able to show their passport and immigration status. In light of this we would advise all British nationals to carry around a copy of their passport (biodata) page and copy of their visa or immigration permit at all times. You may be asked to provide this at police roadblocks. The Chief Immigration Officer has confirmed the only a COPY of the documents are needed to prove your status. You should always keep your passport safe and report to the British High Commission immediately if it is lost or stolen.""

I've never carried anything other than driving licence, but in consideration of the above this would seem to no longer be adequate.
Ivan

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 South Africa in February?
  2. 2 Car Rentals in Israel
  3. 3 Dubai for New Years Eve - Fireworks, Itinerary
  4. 4 Trip Report KwaZulu Natal and Kruger - sort of a Trip Report
  5. 5 Who to Choose? Africa Serendipity, Rothschild Safari or ATR?
  6. 6 Morocco to portugal
  7. 7 Has anyone used "toursbylocals.com"?
  8. 8 Terrorism, Ebola - no more please
  9. 9 Uganda or Rwanda 2015
  10. 10 Independence Day in Israel
  11. 11 Trip Insurance - a must?
  12. 12 Drinking on safari
  13. 13 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners
  14. 14 Travelust
  15. 15 Okavango Delta - how to see it without breaking the bank?
  16. 16 Shots for Morocco
  17. 17 South Africa - travel from Bloemfontein via Karoo to Stellenbosch
  18. 18 South Africa - Cape wine lands - Suggestions organized wine tasting tour
  19. 19 Southern Africa trip - 5 weeks April / May 2015 starting in KZN
  20. 20 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  21. 21 To Egypt in February - Need some advice
  22. 22 Thinking about The Gambia
  23. 23 Private Guide in Israel - Cost question
  24. 24 correct date of last post: free ebook available Sunday Dec 11
  25. 25 Dubai Sand Dune dinner
View next 25 » Back to the top