New Zealand visa requirements 101: What Saffas and Kiwis need to know

New travel regulations for both South African and New Zealand travellers have changed quite a bit over the festive season, as both countries' citizens now need visas to enter the respective destinations.

This after New Zealand announced in October this year that South African visitors to New Zealand will require a visitor visas from 21 November 2016.

Shortly after, in a move labelled by SA's Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba as 'reciprocity', SA changed its visa regulations for Kiwi visitors, who now also need visas to enter SA.

These changes for Kiwi travellers will come into effect from 16 January 2017. 

Transit visas

South African passport holders are not required to apply for transit visas to New Zealand.

Similarly, New Zealand passport holders transiting through OR Tambo International Airport, Lanseria, Cape Town or King Shaka airports, do not need transit visas, but if transiting through other ports, transit visas are required.

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Source: traveller24