Two African nations lift their visa requirements for U.S. visitors

Malawi and Zambia both have scrapped visa requirements for their most important source markets, including the U.S.

The Malawi government released a statement at the end of January that it is waiving visa requirements for tourists from 16 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany.

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Simon Mbvundula, spokesperson for the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife in Malawi, said the action is based on research that found the country was losing tourist business to other African countries because of its high visa fees.

Zambia is also waiving visas for travelers from 43 countries, including the U.S. Visa-exempt nationals are allowed to remain in the country up to 30 days with an option to extend up to 90 days.

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