New visa regulations for children’s travel

girl n boy at the airport with a suitcase

DESPITE the South African Tourism Association calling the new regulations”confusing”, most agree that it will enhance tourism to the country.

Malusi Gigaba, minister of Home Affairs highlighted changes to ease international travel for those traveling with minors. This after acceptance of recommendations from the inter-ministerial committee on immigration.

“The key changes will be that rather than requiring all foreign nationals who are minors to carry documentation which proves parental consent and certificates of birth, we will rather strongly recommend that the parents of these minors carry the documentation,” he says. Traveling SA minors will still need to prove parental consent to leave the country.