US says it has not added Malawi on visa waiver: Embassy dismiss fake news

Malawian citizens  travelling to the United States  of America  must apply for  and receive a visa prior to travel, the US  Embassy in Lilongwe has advised after dismissing as fake news circulating on social media  that Malawi has been added on list if countries whose citizens are exempted from  entering the country on a visa.

US. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer:  Dismisses visa waiver fake reports

The fake news reports circulation on social media alleged that US Government has added Malawi on visa waiver after being impressed with the achievements of President Peter Mutharika’s administration.

But the US Embassy has urged Malawians to ignore such propaganda and that those travelling to the US should still go through the visa application process.

“The US Embassy has seen false reports that Malawian citizens will no longer require visa for temporary travel to the United States. These reports are untrue. While we welcome visitors to the United States, Malawian citizens travelling to the United States must apply for and receive a visa prior to travel,” reads a statement posted on Twitter and Facbeook.

It cautions the Malawian public to be wary of potential scams and misinformation about US Visas, and to visit the US Embassy website’s visa page for accurate information about US visa policy.

The report on US visa waiver was not carried on professional media outlets like The Nation, Times, Zodiak, Nyasa Times and Capital Radio.

Malawi is facing a proliferation of fake news on social media ahead of the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi chapter chairperson Teresa Ndanga has since urged the public to rely in verified news  outlets  to counter fake news.

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3 years ago

So DPP knows too well kuti APM is a failure as presidents that is why akuphika nkhani kufuna kumukometsa. Mpakana kumuika Dolnad Trump mau nkamwa – I have never such extreme desperation. Malawi is very big than Muntharika, Munthu ndi wakuba, nepotism, poor leadership, mediocre developments, has no welfare of Malawians at heart etc etc etc koma kaka kufuna kumuvoterabe. Stay home if you cannot find an altenative candidate other than Muntharika. Vote wisely

3 years ago

Waapempha ndani akubawa? We don’t need their visa waivers. afuna atibere chani?

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
3 years ago

Cheap politics.
Ndikaesa abwana agula cibwatoooo azizakwera ndi dr prof!!!! Ku US sazacinyamula mwina amaona ngati cizapita free poti free entry.

3 years ago

DPP. Shame.

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