South Africa Update: Amended Immigration Regulations for Children

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South Africa Immigration Regulations – CHILD VISA RULES CLARIFIED South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) http://www.dha.gov.za/ announced on 5th December 2018 that it would relax some of the regulations for children going through South African ports of entry. As of 1 December 2018, certain categories of child travellers will be exempt from presenting supporting documents at ports of entry. This comes ahead of the Festive …

Botswana to Ban the Use of Plastic Bags

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The Botswana Government have announced their intention to ban the use of plastic carrier bags effective from the 1 November 2018. Guests travelling to Botswana should be aware of this and are advised to not carry plastic bags into the country. The proposed fine for carrying plastic bags will be US$500.00. In its pending transition, Botswana is inspired by countries …

New Namibian Regulations for Travelling with Minors

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The Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration is selectively implementing a set of requirements for travellers traveling with minors similar to that in South Africa. As such we strongly advise that all guests travelling to Namibia with minors take an unabridged, certified copy of their children’s birth certificates. When children are travelling with one parent only, or with guardians, …