Malawi government has introduced 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 with immediate effect.
In a circular to all immigration border posts and top immigration officers in the country dated May 20, 2015, Chief Immigration Officer Masauko Medi, says:”Please take note that all Americans entering Malawi should start paying visa with immediate effect.”
This, however, excludes Americans travelling on government sponsored trips because Malawi government officials are also treated in the same way in the United States of America.
“For Americans travelling on state (Government) sponsored trip, no payment is required as we are treated in their country,” reads part of the circular signed for by Medi.
President Peter Mutharika earlier on hinted in the National Assembly that his government would introduce these changes.
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