Malawi suspends visa-on-arrival status amid coronavirus fears

Malawi government  has suspended issuing visas on arrival to visitors  as part of drastic measures to  prevent coronavirus for hitting the country which has so far not registered any case.

Visa-free entry for visitors in Malawi halted until further notice

The suspensions were the latest measures imposed after  President Peter Mutharika on Friday declared a State of Disaster.

In a circular to all Malawi diplomatic missions abroad from Secretray of Foreign Affairs  and International Corporation,   signed by a Mr F. Lapukeni, states that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has suspended issuance of Visas on arrival  “until further notice.”

Reads the circular: “ In the same vein, all Visas that were issues prior to 20 March 2020 have been duly cancelled.”

Malawi has 19 foreign missions, with eight in Africa, four in Europe, a couple in Asia, United States of America (USA) in addition to the United Nations mission in New York.

Countries are ramping up precautionary measures as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

Malawi leader has also suspended hosting of international meetings and banned public servants from attending both regional and international meetings being hosted by affected countries.

The new measures also include a travel ban for foreign nationals from countries highly affected by coronavirus disease. However, Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) countries are exempted.

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Now I know. ‘Fly Emirates Fly Better’

Sahara
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Sahara

Do we even have test kits? Has anybody been tested?

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

only 2 places for 18 +million mwians for corona test.
WHAT A JOKE.
WHY DO WE PUT OURSELVES LOW LIKE THIS???
ITS NOT THAT WE CANT BUT GREED!!!!!!

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Just ban all countries zomati high risk countries zikupwetekesa SA.All countries in Europe are affected,all countries in Asia are affected,all countries on the planet are effected.why? The cases of coronavirus is still increasing. In Africa, Europe, America and Asia, umboni upose apa.

APM Akuthanyulidwa
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APM Akuthanyulidwa

Kenyatta Nyirenda will find a loophole in these measures. He will issue the visas himself

katayeni chitutu
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katayeni chitutu

mwabana mutapereka kale kuma iziraeli aja

Khwinda
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Khwinda

Why are we not banning entry of foreign national into the country. There are troves of Chinese coming to Malawi. It could do as so much good.

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