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South African tourism affected by strict birth certificate regulations

According to two surveys published by Travelstart, South African families traveling overseas are often still being turned away due to the strict birth certificate regulations set up by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in 2015.

The surveys compiled data collected from over 500 travellers, a number of travel agents, travel consultants and airline representatives.

It contained questions regarding how they are being affected by the legislation.

The legislation requires all travellers who are traveling with minors to produce an unabridged birth certificate for the minor, as well as a letter of parental consent if the child is not traveling with both parents, when arriving or departing in South Africa. Continue reading

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