Malawi government has withdrawn the new instructions to have Visa fees for Americans entering the country equivalent to what Malawians pay when entering their country, thus U$160 which is equivalent to K73,600.00, Nyasa Times understands.
Ministry of Home Affairs has withdrawn a circular to all immigration border posts and top immigration officers in the country dated May 20, 2015 introducing Visa fees, Chief Immigration Officer Masauko Medi, confirmed.
Malawi has been forced to withdraw the Visa fees after pressure from United States government through its embassy in Lilongwe.
Medi ‘s circular said:”Please take note that all Americans entering Malawi should start paying visa with immediate effect.”
The fees excluded Americans travelling on government sponsored trips because Malawi government officials are also treated in the same way in the United States of America.
Medi said the circular was withdrawn and the decision is now suspended.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :