Changes to visa laws will boost tourism

2018-09-27 06:01

The changes to South Africa’s visa regulations have the potential to boost the economy through tourism and make business travel easier. Announcing the changes in Tshwane on Tuesday, Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba said these would contribute to the stimulus and recovery plan President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Friday. Gigaba said the reforms would include amendments to regulations applying to foreign minors travelling to South Africa, visa waivers and relaxation of visa requirements for certain countries.

“We’re simplifying the rules on travelling minors who are foreign to minimise disruption to legitimate travellers without compromising the safety of the minors and the risk of parents,” he said.

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