The U.S. Embassy in Zambia says reports that Zambians will no longer require Visas to enter the US are incorrect.
In a brief statement, the Embassy says it is aware of false news reports stating that Zambian nationals can now travel to the United States without a visa.
It added that at this time, Zambia is not part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which administers the VWP in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, has not announced any new VWP entrants,” it said.
The Visa Waiver Program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in consultation with the State Department, permits citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa.
In return, those 38 countries must permit U.S. citizens and nationals to travel to their countries for a similar length of time without a visa for business or tourism purposes.
Travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program.