Ramaphosa's e-visa announcement: Tourism leaders warn it cannot be that of 2-years ago

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The challenge with the e-visa is not just to try and get it on the level other country's already have.
The challenge with the e-visa is not just to try and get it on the level other country's already have.

The fact that responsibility for developing e-visas for the country has now been moved from the Department of Home Affairs to the Presidency, essentially means it will be getting a "higher focus", according to Sisa Ntshona, CEO of SA Tourism.

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said work is under way with the relevant departments to reform the country's visa and immigration regime, among other things, to grow the tourism sector.

"As international travel starts to recover in the wake of Covid-19, we will undertake a full rollout of e-visas to visitors from China, India, Nigeria, Kenya, and 10 other countries," Ramaphosa announced.

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