No pre-entry visas for Emiratis visiting South Africa

The waiver is effective as of 15 August 2019

The UAE was added to the visa waiver list, with the possibility of UAE citizens travelling to South Africa to stay for a period up to 90 days
The UAE was added to the visa waiver list, with the possibility of UAE citizens travelling to South Africa to stay for a period up to 90 days

Emiratis are now exempt from pre-entry visas while visiting South Africa, the South African Department of Home Affairs announced.

The UAE was added to the visa waiver list, with the possibility of UAE citizens travelling to South Africa to stay for a period up to 90 days effective as of 15 August 2019, Emirates News Agency reported.

Speaking about the announcement, Ahmed Sari Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that the visa waiver decision reflected the strong ties between the two countries, and the prominent international status that the UAE has attained on the global scale.

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