Change on unabridged birth certificate demand

2015-06-10 06:00

THE South African government is reconsidering the demand for unabridged birth certificates to accompany all minors on international journeys in or out of South Africa, said tourism minister Derek Hanekom last Thursday.

This after Air China said it plans to stop flights to South Africa because of the new demands on minors.

Tour operators earlier that week held a conference where they warned that more cancellations are on the cards because of the costs that tourists face to get an unabriged, English birth certificate for each child who travels to or from South Africa. The unabridged birth certificate must contain the names and details of both parents.

“We have to re-evaluate the regulations to find the right balance,” Hanekom said. - Reuters

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