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26 Sep 2018 | 05:47 AM UTC

South Africa: Government to relax visa rules September 25

South Africa News Alert

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs announces on September 25 plans to ease visa rules beginning in October to boost tourism and investments

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION South Africa

Event

The Department of Home Affairs announced on Tuesday, September 25, that some immigration rules would be relaxed beginning in October 2018 in order to boost tourism and investments in the country. According to Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, regulations for travelers from India and China will be relaxed, allowing them to apply for five-year multiple entry visas. Visa waiver agreements are also reportedly being finalized with Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, the UAE, Qatar, Iran, Lebanon, the State of Palestine, Belarus, Georgia, and Cuba. Rules for traveling minors will also be adjusted, with minors no longer being required to carry documents that prove parental consent for their trip and birth certificates.

Advice

Individuals traveling to South Africa are advised to contact their nearest South African embassy or consulate for more information regarding entry requirements.

 

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