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South Africa to issue e-visas for tourists from India soon

As part of post-pandemic revival plans, South Africa will introduce e-visas for Indians to attract more tourists, business travellers and movie-makers, mainly from the south, reports TOI.

Of the one lakh people who visited the African nation from India every year in pre-Covid times, 9% flew from Bengaluru.
Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head of MEISEA, South African Tourism, said on Wednesday her government is on track to roll out e-visas in India in the coming months. “At present, it takes not more than five days to get a visa, however introduction of e-visa will help expedite the process further,” Nkani said.

According to her, South Africa is targeting mainly millennials and families besides business travellers. “Among the 9% visitors from India’s Silicon Valley, a majority travelled to South Africa on leisure and the rest, business. Now in post-pandemic times, we expect travellers from Bengaluru to overtake those from Mumbai and Delhi in arrivals,” said Nkani.

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