Malawi has waived entry visa fees for travelers from the U.S. and over 75 other countries as part of a new initiative by its president, Lazarus Chakwera, to streamline access for international visitors and boost tourism.

According to new amendments to the country’s immigration law, Americans can now visit Malawi without a visa for up to 90 days for business and tourism purposes.

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For the tourism industry, the relaxed visa rules open up new opportunities to attract U.S. visitors. Malawi’s minister of tourism, Vera Kamtukule, has already begun discussions with airlines on the matter of direct intercontinental flights, stating: “This monumental decision isn’t just about visas; it’s about unleashing the untapped potential of our beloved Malawi and inviting the world to experience its wonders firsthand.”

Malawi has become a popular destination for those seeking an authentic African experience thanks to the country’s national parks, high-quality accommodations and diverse wildlife experiences. Lake Malawi remains the primary draw, but the country also has a diverse wildlife offering and cultural experiences. Key among these is Liwonde National Park, renowned for its elephant, hippo, and crocodile populations, and the Nyika Plateau, celebrated for its landscapes.

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