South Africa on Tuesday announced visa reforms aimed at luring investment and tourists to help lift the continent’s most advanced economy out of recession.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba unveiled a raft of regulations allowing frequent visitors and foreign business travellers to have long-term multiple-entry visas of up to 10 years.

The rules will take effect from next month.

“Changes to our visa architecture have the potential to boost tourism and make business travel more conducive,” Gigaba told reporters.

“We are simplifying visa requirements for countries such as China and India….
Source: Seychelles News Agency