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Countries with Visa waivers

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“As part of our efforts to attract tourists to South Africa, we have added the Republic of Tunisia to the list of countries which enjoy visa-free status to South Africa. This means that tourists from this country will come to South Africa without requiring a visa and South Africans can visit Tunisia without a visa, as part of reciprocity. The implementation date of this agreement will be decided and communicated after the two countries have agreed on a date,” the Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, said.

The Department already implemented visa waivers for Ghana, Cuba and Principe and Sao Tome. Travellers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand also no longer require a visa to visit South Africa for holidays, conferencing and business meeting visits.

“We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens. I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier,” said Minister Motsoaledi.

South Africa now has 83 countries which it has granted visa-free status. These countries are among the highest tourist sending nations globally,” the Minister concluded.

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