New Zealanders now need visa to enter South Africa

Department of Home Affairs has announced that New Zealanders will now need a visa to enter South Africa.

The announcement follows New Zealand's decision in October to implement new visa requirements for South Africans.

What happens in international relations is that when a country imposes visa restrictions on other countries, they should expect that country will reciprocate.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs spokesperson

Tshwete says there were no discussions to try resolve issues raised by New Zealand about South Africans visiting their country.

New Zealand raised the following reasons for introducing visas for South Africans:

They say that South Africans travel to New Zealand to visit family and friends as opposed to going there as tourists.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs spokesperson

Secondly they say that there were cases of South Africans who were overstaying.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs spokesperson

Thirdly they say there were people who were trying to use fraudulent South African passports.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs spokesperson

Tshwete says South Africans are visiting New Zealand the same way New Zealanders visit South Africa.

We have had cases people from New Zealand who overstayed in South Africa and we never imposed visa regulations to them.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs spokesperson

South African citizens don't need fraudulent passports.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs spokesperson

What we are picking up here is that it's becoming a trend to impose certain restrictions to South Africa with the expectation that South Africa will not respond.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs spokesperson

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