CAPE TOWN - The Portfolio Committee on Tourism said on Thursday that they welcomed the reforms made to visa requirements, which will make travelling to South Africa a lot less complicated.
The committee said that they see tourism is a key player to job creation and boosting the economy.
The travel reforms will include amendments to regulations applying to foreign minors travelling into South Africa, visa waivers and relaxation of visa requirements for certain countries.
The committee noted that clarity is required on the implementation of the new amendments for minors travelling in or out of South Africa, as Section 18(3)(c) of the Children’s Act requires the consent of both parents.
The committee did note that Minister Malusi Gigaba made mention of documentation, but did not clearly indicate what this is or the implications of carrying “such documentation”.