SA's new e-visa system to be piloted in New Zealand from April

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) says the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has assured them that the first phase of the e-visa system will be piloted at the start of April.

The council's CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa says he was told that the e-visas would be launched in New Zealand from next month.

The promise of e-visas was first officially introduced in 2018, but Tshivhengwa says the government has not been swift enough.

He says the TBCSA has asked to witness a demonstration of the e-visa system to see how it works.

We've been having a series of meeting with the DHA.

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa

We have been told by Home Affairs that they will be piloting the e-visa system in New Zealand at the beginning of April.

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa

It shouldn't have taken us this long to apply the system.

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa

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