South Africa Visa
Entry Requirements : for US Citizens only
South Africa has tightened its visa requirements. Only visitors for tourism, short business meetings, or in-transit do not require visas. All others, including academics, students on educational trips, and volunteers may need visas, or otherwise take the chance that they will be refused admission and returned to their point of origin. It is strongly suggested that travelers check the requirements with the nearest embassy or consulate of South Africa before traveling.
Visitors who intend to work in South Africa must apply for work permits abroad at the appropriate South African embassy or consulate. Travelers entering South Africa from countries where yellow fever is endemic are often required to present their yellow World Health Organization (WHO) vaccination record or other proof of inoculation, or they must be inoculated at the airport in order to be permitted entry.
In an effort to prevent international child abduction, many governments, including South Africa's, have initiated procedures at entry/exit points. These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child's travel from the parent(s) or legal guardian not present. Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may facilitate entry/departure.
Passport Requirement for South Africa :
Passport valid for at least 30 days longer than the period covering stay in South Africa required by all.
Passengers that do require a visa must have a passport with at least two blank facing pages (see Application requirements below).
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