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Overview

This border post with Malawi is busy and has a steady volume of approximately 30 trucks per day. There are few imports and most trucks are exporting commodities such as maize, clinker and cement. There is a good tarmac road from Chipata to the border 24km away on the T4 highway.  A weighbridge is located at the border.  The order is open 24 hours only for private vehicles and persons crossing after 18:00 hours.

The waiting time is dependent upon documentation completeness

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

 

Mwami Border Post

Country #1: Zambia
Country #2: Malawi

Province or District

Eastern Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

 

Chipata

24 km

Latitude

S 13.75079

Longitude

E 032.79627

Managing Authority / Agency

ZRA

Contact Person

Mr Rector Muhau, Station Manager, +260 977673150; Mrs Tiwo Maranwidzi,  Deputy Station Manager, Mobile: +260 977855454

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Mfuwe International Airport

Distance 129 km

Truck Travel Time: 3.5 hrs

Car Travel time: 1.5 hrs

Nearest Port

Beira/Nacala/Dar es Salaam

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Chipata

Distance 190 km

Truck Travel Time: 4.5 hrs

Car Travel time: 2.5 hrs

Other Information

The road from the border to Chipata is the T4 main highway.  The T4 from Lusaka to Chipata is mainly made of tarmac and under construction for the most part of it

Hours of Operation

Every day regardless of holidays or season

06:00-18:00

hours for cargo trucks

24 hours for private vehicles and persons

Daily Capacity

This border post with Malawi is busy and has a steady volume of approximately 30 trucks per day.  Order is capable of more volume up to 100 trucks per day.  There is a good tarmac road from Chipata to the border 24 km away on the T4 highway.  A weighbridge is located at the border.  Border is open 24 hours only for private vehicles and persons crossing after 18:00 hours.

Waiting time is dependent upon documentation completeness. 

Customs Clearance

This border post with Malawi is busy and has a steady volume of approximately 30 trucks per day.  The total capacity is superior, being able to achieve a volume of up to 100 trucks per day.  There is a good tarmac road from Chipata to the border 24km away on the T4 highway.  A weighbridge is located at the border.  Border is open 24 hours only for private vehicles and persons crossing after 18:00 hours.

Waiting time is dependent upon documentation completeness. 

For more information on customs in Zambia, please see the following link: 1.3 Zambia Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

A new Border office building is under construction near the present office.  Food is inspected by the Ministry of Agriculture. 

Mwami Border Post, PO Box 510685 Chipata, Tel: +260 216221760/211381930 email: advice@zra.org.zm

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Zambia Government Contact List


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