08 June 2015
Democratic Alliance has once again emphasised that the new visa regulations
which came into effect last week Monday, will adversely affect tourism,
economic growth and job creation in the country.
of the regulations which have received major criticism requires children
travelling in and out of the country to be in possession of an unabridged birth
MP of Tourism James Vos has written to the Tourism Portfolio Committee
requesting Minister Derek Hanekom to explain the decision not to call for a
review of the regulations.
said we believe that these new travel and visa regulations must be suspended in
order for a full review to take place, so that we can balance our country’s
security with that of tourist facilitation.
added that we need to grow our tourism market and we cannot allow these travel
regulations to continue to threaten our South African economy, because tourism
created jobs and therefore we must make it easier for international foreign
arrivals but at the same time we also need to do it in such as way that we do
not compromise our country’s safety.
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