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 Visa and Insurance Requirements


For the majority of foreign nationals who travel to South Africa for vacation, entry is straightforward and hassle-free. All visitors to South Africa must be in possession of a valid passport in order to enter the country, and in some cases, a visa. Travellers from certain regions of the world (Scandinavia, Japan, the USA, and most Western European and Commonwealth countries) do not need to formally apply for a visa. Upon arrival in South Africa, countries falling into this category will automatically be given a free entry permit sticker that outlines how long they may remain in the country. This automatic entry permit is usually for a maximum of 90 days, though the immigration officer may tailor the time period according to the airline tickets held.

Foreign nationals from some other countries are offered this service, but for a maximum of 30 days. If visitors want to stay for a longer period, they will have to apply formally for a visa, as opposed to relying on the automatic entry permit. For the majority of foreign nationals who travel to South Africa for vacation, entry is straightforward and hassle-free.

All visitors to South Africa must be in possession of a valid passport in order to enter the country, and in some cases, a visa. However, it is important to note that under South Africa's Immigration Act of 2002 (Act. 13 of 2002) in force since 7 April 2003, (a) Immigration Act, 2002 the passport shall contain at least ONE unused page when presenting the passport for endorsements.

This requirement, reflects the requirements of many of the world's top travel destinations, in line with the majority of global destinations' requirements and failure to have a clear page can result in entry being refused.

To determine whether you require a visa to enter South Africa, visit the comprehensive South African Home Affairs Department website at: http://home-affairs.pwv.gov.za/. For South African missions abroad, visit http://www.dfa.gov.za/foreign/sa_abroad/index.htm

Travel Insurances

Please note that it is essential that all volunteers take out the necessary travel (including medical) insurance for the duration of their volunteer programme.

When taking out the necessary insurance please make sure with the broker and / or underwriters of the policy that you will be covered for volunteer activities / work as many regular travel insurance products do not provide this type of cover.

Failure to take out the correct insurance cover may place you at risk and liable for expenses occurred African Voluntourism, and it agents, cannot he held liable for the failure / omission of the volunteer to provide proper and adequate insurance cover.

 


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I've come to believe that each of us has a calling that's as unique as a fingerprint. The best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of a service, working hard and allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. - Oprah Winfrey

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same
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