MALAWI: 30 DAY VISA FREE ENTRY FOR TOURISTS!

Posted on October 2, 2014

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On World Tourism Day 2014, I posted a link The Top Ten Tourism Destinations in Africa along with this introduction:

Ghana did not make the list. There’s a lot of competition out there. HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY!

It prompted the following two comments on the success of North Africa:

Frédéric Beroud We have to learn from North Africa, despite the “revolutions” and their consequences, Tunisia and Egypt are still in this top 10. Morocco is number one as the safest country in this part of the world and also with a strong and long experience of tourism, and look at Algeria where tourism is extremely controlled and places where you can go as a tourist limited for safety reasons, they come 5th in the top 10!
This is very interesting…
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Dominique Verdugo Algeria – There were 2,732,731 arrivals in 2013 (2/3 leisure, 1/3 business), of which some 65% were Algerian nationals living abroad (MTA 2014). The main foreign market is neighbouring Tunisia with half a million arrivals. (from a short article to be published soon by DV)

But let’s stick with sub-Saharan Africa. Awhile back another list of the top ten came out, this time from Lonely Planet. Here’s the article entitled “Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2014 top ten countries”.

And guess what MALAWI came 5th! And this was in the WORLD, not just Africa!!!!

So let’s see what Malawi’s tourist visa policy is. Well here it is on Wikipedia.org

And I copy out the list of countries that are exempted from tourist visas for thirty days. Look almost all the high revenue producing tourist countries!

Visa exemption[edit]
Citizens of the following 71 country and territory can visit Malawi for up to 30 days (extendable up to 90 – except for nationals of Iceland, Israel, Madagascar, Norway and San Marino) without a visa:[2][3]

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh[4]
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Botswana[5]
Brunei
Canada
Cyprus
Denmark
Dominica[6]
Fiji
Finland[7]
France
Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Hong Kong
Iceland

Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal[8]
Netherlands

New Zealand
Norway
Papua New Guinea
Portugal[9]
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain[10]
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Sweden
Taiwan[11]
Tanzania[12]
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE FACEBOOK GROUP SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA IS CAMPAIGNING FOR. WHEN I FIRST APPROACHED THE GHANA TOURIST AUTHORITY, THE OFFICERS ASSURED ME THAT THE AUTHORITY WOULD STUDY THE TOURIST VISA REGULATIONS THAT WERE IN PLACE ON THE CONTINENT…..

NOTHING…NO FOLLOW-UP…NO POLITICAL WILL…

FOLLOW-UP ON THIS IN THE NEXT POST!

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