Guinean denied entry into Malawi


In an effort not to compromise national security and to safeguard jobs for Malawians, Mwanza Immigration office denied a Guinean national entry to Malawi.

According to Mwanza border police publicist Pasqually Zulu, the Guinean identified as Ibrahim Barry aged 31 was sent back on Friday, 13th October.

Zulu said Barry had no visa and the reasons behind his coming to Malawi were not convincing a development which led to the denial of his entry.

The publicist said it was discovered that the traveller had no any printed version of return ticket, flight itinerary or evidence of funds hence the decision to deny him entry.

According to Zulu, the Guinean was using a passport issued on 5th September, 2017 which will expire on 5th September, 2022.

The Immigration Department has since advised foreign nationals aiming to travel to Malawi to apply for visas in advance at Malawi missions abroad or through a sponsor in Malawi through the Director General of Malawi Immigration and Citizenship Services.

He added that the application should have supporting documents relevant to the application and the passport has to be valid at least 6 months before expiry.