24 Jun 2015

Travelling with children to South Africa

Update on country requirements: Travelling with children to South Africa

Advice for travellers

As of 1 June 2015 travellers to South Africa or transiting through a South African airport with a child (under 18 years of age) must be able to produce the child’s full unabridged birth certificate. The South African Department of Home Affairs have confirmed that no supporting documents will be required by people in direct transit, with no requirement to pass through immigration, in a South African International Airport. Read more here.

Advice for health professionals

Travellers should be advised to check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for foreign travel advice and country requirements prior to their trip.

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