Visa Amendments ‘Step In The Right Direction’

Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Wesgro, has welcomed the amendments to the existing visa regime announced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday in a bid to boost tourism as a “step in the right direction”.

This as Gigaba announced among the amendments an update to visa arrangements for business people from two BRICS countries that require visas – India and China – and that getting a visa will now be easier for business people from these countries. They will soon be eligible for a 10-year multiple-entry visa, with only five days needed for their application.

The new arrangement also makes provision for home affairs to take biometrics for those eligible on arrival in South Africa.

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