The Government of Malawi is set to introduce a new Road Access Fee (RAF) for all foreign registred vehicles. Effective 01 November 2017, the fee is applicable on all foreign registered (small) vehicles and all such vehicles that are currently not paying the International Transit Fee (ITF)*. The RAF will be charged by the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) at Malawi's border posts upon entry in the country in United States Dollars (US$) at a fixed rate of US$20 per vehicle and does not depend on the vehicle's country of origin or the distance to be travelled in the country. The on-the-spot penalty for those failing to pay the fee is US$500 per vehicle.
*The International Transit Fee (ITF) is charged by the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on foreign registered vehicles with a minimum of two axles. The fee, which is collected at Malawi's borders upon entry in the country, is payable in foreign denominated currency per 100km or part thereof travelled in Malawi.