US Embassy denies ‘visa-free travel for Malawians’ reports

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The United States of America Embassy has refuted reports circulating on the social media that Malawians will no longer require visas for temporary travel to the United States.

Reports that have gone rifle claim that US, Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow all Malawi nationals travel to the United States without visas.

The new order, serving as a change in visa policy for Malawians traveling to the United States, would permit them stay in the U.S for a maximum period of 180 days for Tourism or Business purposes only. Stay over 180 days would therefore require a visa.

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According to the reports, Trump says this measure is to strengthen trade between the United States and Malawi.

However, Malawians who hold dual nationality will be banned from entering the United States if their other passport is from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — the seven Muslim-majority countries “of concern”.

It has emerged that trade and bilateral visa deals have been discussed by Trump and Malawian Diplomats in the States.

However according to the embassy, all these reports are not true and says the US government knows nothing on the matter.

“The U.S. Embassy has seen reports that Malawian citizens will no longer require visas for temporary travel to the United States. These reports are untrue. Malawian citizens traveling to the United States are most welcome but do require a visa.’’ The Embassy in Malawi posted on its Facebook page on Monday evening.

Meanwhile, Theresa May is facing a revolt among her own MPs over her reluctance to condemn Donald Trump’s ban on arrivals from predominantly Muslim countries and her desire to push ahead with a state visit by the US president.

Trump has refused to step back from his controversial executive order, despite global outrage, chaos at US airports and a stand-off between his administration and its own legal system.

His policy, which immediately banned all citizens from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa from entering the US, is thought to have directly affected the travel plans of thousands of people inside and outside the country, and was challenged in the US courts within hours of being enforced.

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  1. No need to blame Trump! Malawians started paying for Visa even during the time of George Bush And even Obama himself… zaulele kulibeee!!!

  2. I was also asking myself some tough questions like what’s so special with Malawians to deserve such hospitality from mr. Trump? Thanks for answering my question because from what i heard from mr triumph is putting Americans first in everything they he does from then and onwards.

  3. We gonna Fuck tha white ppo in Africa thats tha solution bt mene zayamba chonchimu ziwani kt o over even here in Africa tizithamangisanaso every1 kwawo kwawo malawians malawi zimbambweans zimbambwe south africaans south africa Pakistans pakistan [xenophobia] y am say so smply bcause some other presidents here in Africa are under ruled thats a bg problem a bg thing jst pray for Jerusalem kt asazatiphonye

  4. Listen people of Malawi
    America is not heaven is on the heath the only place which is important and the place we have all to run to is heaven is not USA guys let be proud of Malawi .
    Malawi oyeeeeeee.
    May God bless Malawi
    This is our year .

  5. Whatever……there is no paradise in America, had it been that it is a visa from heaven, heaven is more beautiful than what you call America to those who believe in a living God will trully agree with me, hello is the only place you can compare with America!

  6. Eish I was about to leave my beloved country & come to Malawi & get a Malawian citizenship. The next thing was flying to America visa free, eish these rumors lol. How are you my fellow brothers & sisters?

  7. kkkkkkkkk, a Malawi amzanga, u want to go to USA without a visa, just google “Teacher Mpamire how to travel to US without visa”

  8. Africans must go back to their home land.iwill help u trump to recognise them so that u can send them back home.m’mayenda m’mbali muzigwira.

  9. Whether Trump and his nation denies visa-free travel to Malawians, Be Happy My Fellow Malawians That JESUS CHRIST Has given each one of us a Free Visa Through Prayers. It is through prayers we all meet Jesus Christ in His Heavenly Kingdom, mainly in the Sanctuary.
    Happy are those whom there Names are written in the Book of Life.