Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi had signed a waiver allowing foreigner children to enter South Africa without carrying additional supporting documents, which he has confident would have a positive impact on tourism South Africa..
The minister has also written to IATA confirming the change and that these documents will not be sought at check-in. Foreign children who require a visa for South Africa do not need to carry additional documents for inspection as these will be processed as part of their visa application. As of Friday, the (8th November 2019) foreign children can enter and depart the country without being required to provide birth certificate, consent letter and other supporting documents relating to proof of parentage. “We anticipate this change will have a positive impact on tourism as we approach the holiday season “said minister Motsoaledi.