South Africa simplifies entry requirements for visitors with minor children

by Sandy Salle on November 20, 2019

In June 2015 I wrote about the New Laws Pertaining to Traveling with a Child to South Africa

Well, great news for families with young children! South Africa no longer requires ‘visa exempt’ foreign visitors to have Unabridged Birth Certificates for minor children to present on arrival. The only documentation necessary will be a valid passport for each traveler. The announcement was made recently that the UBC requirement would be eliminated, and we’ve now received confirmation of this travel advisory. Details can be found at

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! Please note, visitors to Namibia and Botswana will still be required to have proper documents on hand if traveling with minor children.

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