EYEAFRICA TV: Johannesburg: SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced on Friday that his government would review the strict visa requirements for foreigners traveling to the country to boost tourism.
In a speech outlining a plan to revive the country’s suffering economy, Mr. Ramaphosa said amendments will be made to regulations on the travel of minors and the list of countries requiring visas to enter South Africa will be reviewed within the next few months.
It was reported that number of tourists that visit the country had dropped since the introduction of the strict visa requirements.
Media reports indicate that the stringent policy has cost the country nearly half a billion dollars in tourism while many countries including those in Africa still require visas for their citizens to travel to South Africa.
Mr. Ramaphosa said an e-visas pilot project will be implemented soon; while, the visa requirements for highly skilled foreign nationals will also be revised.