US embassy denies Malawians allowed visa-free entry

US Embassy in Lilongwe has denied reports that claimed  Malawi had been added to the “U.S. Visa Waiver program” by US President Donald Trump who signed a controversial executive order to ban citizens from some seven Muslim countries around the world.

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The rebuttal comes after some Malawian citizens have been spreading fake news on social media that the US has done Malawi a favor, allowing Malawian national  to their country   without requiring any Visa.

“The US 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 travelling to the United States are most welcome but do require a visa,” in part reads a statement posted on US Embassy Lilongwe official Facebook page as well as on its website.

Spoof news is becoming rampant on Malawi social media with a lot of news outlets offering fake news.

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Jabwe Gama
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Even Americans need to get a tough visa when coming here in Malawi.

mphwache wa bingu
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Actually Malawi can be the last country to be given gthe visa free status. Thuis is the country where a foreign fugitive can get a passport within a day.

Richard Soko
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Visa is a diplomatic instrument and its operation is based on the principle of reciprocity. It is mere opportunism for any normal Malawian citizens to hope for a visa free entry to the USA when the UK our grandparent has not done so

NGWAZI
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howard
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IN FACT WE HOPE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL MAKE THE VETTING PROCESS MORE SECURE FOR ALL AFRICAN NATIONS. WE ALSO HOPE THAT THE MISTREATMENT OF US CITIZENS WHILE IN AFRICAN NATIONS WHILE DOING BUSINESS OR FOR PLEASURE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. FOREIGNERS AND AMERICANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INVEST IN MALAWI BUT ARE BARRED FROM OWNING FREEHOLD LAND AND ARE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF IN PROCESSING BUSINESS PERMITS ETC. IT IS HIGH TIME THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS MADE AWARE OF THE MISTREATMENT OF AMERICANS IN COUNTRIES SUCH AS MALAWI. THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT CASES IN THE COUNTRY SOME EVEN MAKING THE… Read more »
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