The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) says the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has assured them that the first phase of the e-visa system will be piloted at the start of April.
The council's CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa says he was told that the e-visas would be launched in New Zealand from next month.
The promise of e-visas was first officially introduced in 2018, but Tshivhengwa says the government has not been swift enough.
He says the TBCSA has asked to witness a demonstration of the e-visa system to see how it works.
We've been having a series of meeting with the DHA.— Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa
We have been told by Home Affairs that they will be piloting the e-visa system in New Zealand at the beginning of April.— Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa
It shouldn't have taken us this long to apply the system.— Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa
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