Tax Update
Road Access Fee

Road Access Fee

The Road Access Fee is money charged on small foreign registered vehicles and all those that are currently not eligible to pay International Transit Fee (ITF). The fee is paid by persons driving any foreign registered saloons, pickups, motor cycles, trailers and all motor vehicles issued with a Temporary Importation Permit (TIP).

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) started collecting the Road Access Fee on behalf of the Roads Fund Administration (RFA) with effect from 1st November, 2017. The fee is charged in United States Dollars at a fixed rate of $20 per vehicle. This is payable at the borders upon entry into Malawi and does not depend on origin of the vehicle or distance to be travelled in Malawi.

All motorists issued with a TIP by the MRA will be required to pay the Road Access Fee at the port of entry or on renewal of the TIP with MRA. The fee shall be paid through MRA designate