The 22-year-old, who recently played his 50th game for the Seagulls, has been selected in the Barbados squad to play a 2018 World Cup pre-qualifying tie against the United States Virgin Isles, with the first leg in Barbados on March 22 and the second in St Thomas on March 29.
Louis, whose mother is Barbadian, has already won five caps for his country and will leave on March 16 for a pre-tie training camp, but is torn by the fact that he will miss two crunch games for the Bay against bottom ten rivals Harrogate Town and Brackley Town.
Seagulls boss Gus Williams commented: “We congratulate Louis as a club. It is reward for the work he has done and t is good for him to go, but it is disappointing from our point of view because it is happening outside the FIFA conference dates.
“We lose him for two games and that is another blow we have to deal with.”
The Seagulls will be without midfielder Chris Noone for the next two games through suspension for an accumulation of bookings.
Meanwhile the club have agreed to cancel keeper Josh Ollerenshaw’s registration by mutual consent. The 24-year-old, who played for the England C team earlier this season, has recently been on loan to Buxton Town.
Manager Gus Williams reported: “We fully understand Josh’s desire to be playing regular first team football, which we can’t offer him at the moment, and we wish him well in his footballing future.”