South Africa introduces new visa agreements in effort to improve tourism and investment
South Africa has announced changes in its immigration laws, which it hopes increase its investments and boost its tourism industry.
The noticeable changes include visa waiver agreements, which are increasingly being settled between countries in Africa currently, the center East, and Europe – including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE.
The nation in addition has announced it’ll allow visitors from India and China to use for 5-year multiple entry visas.
The new, in October more stimulating rules will undoubtedly be introduced to South Africa, the nation’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced.
“We play a crucial economic role in admitting over 10 million international people to South Africa annually, which include tourists, business travellers, neighbours and investors,” Malusi Gigaba, South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs.
“An incredible number of jobs are sustained by the economic activity generated by these travellers.”
“The main element changes will undoubtedly be that instead of requiring all foreign nationals that are minors to transport documentation which proves parental consent and certificates of birth, we shall rather advise that the parents of the minors carry the documentation strongly.”
“These changes will undoubtedly be implemented of the yuletide season ahead. We’ll also train immigration officials on the revised regulations to make sure smooth implementation.”