Travelling to South Africa with children soon?

Make sure you’re up-to-date with the new requirements for travelling with kids under 18 years. From June 1st, you’ll need to make sure you have the right documents with you when arriving and leaving the country.

Here are a few things you need to know when you plan your trip to South Africa:

  • Under the new law, all minors (children under the age of 18 years) will be required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate (showing the particulars of both parents) when arriving and departing from South Africa.
  • In cases where the Unabridged Birth Certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned.

It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure their children have the correct documentation or risk being denied boarding. The new law will be enforced by airlines and immigration officials across the board (land, sea and air).

To find out more:  Travelling with children South Africa