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South African minors travelling abroad will still be required to travel with a birth certificate, listing the names of both parents, or guardians.

Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba confirmed as much on Tuesday.

Gigaba addressed the media following a Cabinet statement that immigration reforms would be made to make South Africa more accessible to tourists.

While immigration regulations would be changed so that foreign minors are not required to travel with a birth certificate, this change will not apply to South African minors.

Foreign travellers will be “strongly recommend” to carry documentation to prove parental consent, or relation with the travellers.

Are your clients affected by this requirement? Please email tessar@nowmedia.co.za.


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