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South Africa and New Zealand Reciprocally Eliminate Visa Exemption

by John Campbell
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. September 20, 2016. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

In October 2016, the New Zealand government withdrew the visa waiver arrangements for South African passport holders. It said the decision resulted from the number of South African visitors who used the visa waiver to visit family and friends in Zealand, rather than traveling to New Zealand for business or tourism. It also said that some South African visitors were overstaying the three month visa waiver limit or did not return to South Africa. The New Zealand government also cited the number of visitors who presented counterfeit South African passports and were denied entry by the New Zealand authorities. Read more »