Few days after granting Ghana and Sao Tome Visa Free status, South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Aaron Motsoaledi, has indicated that the previous politically-sanctioned racial segregation nation may include the trio of Nigeria, India and China to its rundown of nations that can enter South Africa without a visa.
A week ago, at a public interview, the Minister declared the incorporation of seven nations on the rundown. These are Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Ghana and Sao Tome and Principe.
Mr Motsoaledi clarified that the countries were added to the rundown to help the travel industry in South Africa.
“The travel industry will take off on the off chance that we loosen up visa prerequisites for passage into South Africa. We realize that Tourism is significant for employment creation,” he said.
“Out of the 193 nations who are part conditions of the United Nations, the Department has allowed sans visa status to 75 nations. Of these 16 are in our landmass and are SADC individuals and 59 are from everywhere throughout the world,” he included.
He stated, “We will promptly go into exchanges with them about how a without visa system will function. Despite everything we have some schoolwork to accomplish for three nations whose consolidated populaces make up near 30 percent of the total populace, this is, China, India and Nigeria.
“While we are caught up with handling the matter of the three nations, we will this money related year increment two and half times the quantity of individuals who work for Home Affairs to process visas in both China and India. We will expand multiple times the quantity of individuals who procedure visas to our nation in Nigeria,” the Minister said.
To make things simpler for travelers, the agent clergyman of Home Affairs, Njabulo Nzuza, said an e-Visa system would be completely presented in November 2019.
The e-Visa framework will enable travelers and guests to South African apply for their visas on the web. These applications will at that point be sent to a focal arbitration and endorsement office, while the planned guests “sit at the solace of their own home”.
The new framework will likewise open South Africa as an alluring goal through the simplicity of its visa frameworks, the appointee clergyman stated, including that it will have gigantic the travel industry development suggestions for the nation.