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Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya

3 May 2016

South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier.

South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is in Kenya where he met with Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya’s Minister of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government.

The two Ministers held a meeting where a number of steps were agreed upon to make travelling between the two countries smoother.
Both countries also agreed on:
•       Visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports;
•       A decrease in the visa service fee. Fees have been decreased from $71 to $49, a downscale of $22, or more than R300;
•       The issuing of three-year multiple entry visas for frequent travellers;
•       Issuing of study visas for the duration of students' study periods (including extending permanent residents to those studying in the critical skill categories);
•       Removal of transit visa for travellers transiting through South African airports and
•       Ten year multiple entry visas for frequent business travellers and academics.

Minister Gigaba is on a three-day visit to Kenya, which concludes today. He held talks on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest with Minister Nkaissery.
The two Ministers said the visit was a way of opening an important door to the establishment of a high-level strategic dialogue that will ensure any issues between Kenya and South Africa are resolved amicably and expeditiously.

South African Department of Home Affairs

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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