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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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Visitors Visa for South Africa

Famous for Table Mountain, its beautiful beaches and award-winning winelands makes South Africa a popular tourist destination.

Travelling and entering into South Africa for tourists can be determined by whether you are from a visa exempt country or visa non-exempt country.

Travellers from visa exempt countries, such as most European and North American countries, do not need a visa for South Africa. Continue reading

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Cape Town – Travellers love South Africa

2016 was record breaking regarding the numbers of international and domestic travellers in South Africa. The average growth of passenger numbers was 5.3 % in comparison to 2015.

The indicators in the recent past were obvious and well recognized by the Media, e.g.

The South African daily TOURISM UPDATE, which already reported a high number of foreign visitors in 2016.

To handle the rising numbers of passengers, an increased capacity plan for the festive period during Christmas and New Year was announced by the Department of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in December 2016.

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