Further weight has been thrown behind a possible revision of changes in the new South African visa regulations, but skepticism remains whether a turnaround is at all thinkable.

New visa regulations discourages tourism and trade - Maimane

According to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, government's new strict visa regulations discourages families from visiting SA and will ultimately hamper SA's hospitality industry.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday ministers would review new visa rules that have hit tourism and stoked tensions within the ruling party.

Last year South Africa implemented regulations requiring visitors to provide biometric data when applying for visas, a problem for people in large countries like China, which only has South African consulates in Beijing and Shanghai.


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