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South Africa included on Visa free list to Indonesia

Indonesia will soon allow tourists from an additional 30 countries to visit without a visa.

Yellow fever Vaccination requirement lifted

Travelers from Zambia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce proof of the yellow fever certificate when coming to South Africa after they were included on the World Health Organization low risk yellow fever countries list. During the 136th session of the WHO Executive Board meeting, a review of countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination was conducted and based on the recommendations of the meeting, all travelers arriving into the country from these countries will NOT be required to produce proof of vaccination against yellow fever.

Birth Certificate for under 18's required for travel

A new immigration law is coming into effect on 1 June 2015. Please note that this law was originally meant to come into effect on 1 October 2014, however, after engaging stakeholders on the matter, the Department has granted the postponement of the two particular requirements -- the unabridged birth certificate and written permission, to 1 June 2015.

Travel News Alerts

From1 October all children under the age of 18 must have an unabridged birth certificate when travelling in and out of South Africa.

Travel News Alerts - 13 May 2014

Manston Airport in Kent will close down later this week. The loss-making airport will close on Thursday, May 15, after a US firm's offer to buy the site was rejected last Monday and another bid fell through in April.