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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

South Africa introduces new visa policy for under 18 tourists.

South Africa will introduce a set of stringent paperwork for tourist who are under 18 years in October this year .
The move according to the information gathered by is target at curbing child trafficking in or pout of the country .
Those who will be affected most are the travel agents and tour operatots who packages educational tour to this country . 
The new set of rule will make sure that 
"For single parents, or those travelling alone with their child, the new regulations are likely to prove even more off-putting. They will also need to produce an affidavit in which the absent parent gives consent for the child to travel, a court order granting full parental responsibilities or legal guardianship of the child, or the death certificate of the absent parent. A further rule requires that the affidavit should be no more than three months old on the date of travel.
If under-18s are travelling with someone other than their parents, the accompanying person must also carry the child's birth certificate, alongside affidavits from the parents or legal guardians, copies of the identity documents or passports of the parents or legal guardian, and their contact details.
To be allowed to travel alone to South Africa, under-18s will need to produce not only an unabridged birth certificate, but also proof of consent from both parents, or legal guardian, their contact details, and information on who they will be staying with while in the country."