Most nationalities require a visa, which is issued (in most cases) upon arrival at the airport or major land border.
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The main way to reach Malawi is by land or air. Boats also bring travellers over Lake Malawi from Mozambique. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
You can travel around Malawi by air, road, rail or boat. Compared to other countries in the region, distances between major centres are quite short, and generally roads and public-transport systems are functional, making independent travel fairly straightforward.