President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the unabridged certificate requirement will be abolished for children entering South Africa from abroad.
The scrapping is so as to attract more tourists, as well as skilled workers.
Ramaphosa said it will make it easier for them to come to South Africa.
In December last year, government made only amendments to the requirement – including leaving the decision up to the discretion of the officials, and changing words from “must” to “may”. This will be a complete repeal, said Komani
Zweigenthal lauded the Tourism Business Council of SA for the role it played in bringing about “this latest positive development”.
Since its introduction in 2015, the unabridged birth certificate requirement has caused many problems for travellers to South Africa and the tourism industry.