Malawi in Africa announces visa waivers for more than 70 countries
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29.03.2024 Malawi   27
Malawi in Africa announces visa waivers for more than 70 countries

In an effort to boost tourism, Malawi, under the leadership of President Lazarus Chakwera, has waived visa fees for more than 70 countries. By eliminating entry visa fees for travelers from more than 75 countries, including major players such as the United States, Malawi is seeking to strengthen its position in global tourism.


The move, deeply rooted in sweeping immigration amendments Malawi law allows tourists and business guests from these countries to enter without a visa for up to 90 days. This is a turning point for the tourism sector, promising to open Malawi to a wider global audience seeking new travel and investment destinations.


President Chakwera's vision goes beyond simply facilitating travel; it is a strategic initiative to unlock Malawi's untapped potential. In his statement, he highlighted Malawi's natural beauty and cultural richness, signaling a shift to a more open-door policy to promote international goodwill and economic diversification.


Echoing this sentiment, Malawi Tourism Minister Vera Kamtukule emphasized the invitation the world to experience Malawian hospitality and the country's stunning scenery.


Here is the updated list of countries as of March 27, 2024:

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Brunei

Canada

China

Cyprus

Dominica

Fiji

Finland

France

Gambia

Germany

Ghana

Grenada

Guyana

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Kiribati

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Nauru

Netherlands

New Guinea

New Zealand

Norway

Papua New Guinea

Poland

Portugal

Russia

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Islands

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Great Britain

United States


The decision to provide visa-free travel to citizens of 47 key countries, including strategic partners and members of regional blocs such as SADC and Comesa, underlines Malawi's commitment to strengthening diplomatic and economic ties around the world. Citizens from countries such as the UK, China, Russia and Canada can now interact more freely with Malawi.


In addition to the visa-free regime, Malawi offers a wide range of attractions, including the famous Lake Malawi, famous as the “Lake of Stars”, offering opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Wildlife lovers can explore places like Liwonde National Park, while the Nyika Plateau boasts rare species and stunning scenery.


As Malawi becomes part of the international community, connected This growth in tourism promises benefits for both visitors and local residents, from foreign investment to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. This new chapter heralds a Malawi ready to welcome the world, offering experiences filled with adventure, tranquility and an enduring spirit of discovery.

Source: timesofindia

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