Home affairs committee urges visitors to comply with immigration regulations

The Home Affairs Department has urged travellers to familiarise themselves with the regulations.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs says visitors to the country must comply with immigration regulations for the safety of South African citizens and also for their own.

The department has urged travellers to familiarise themselves with the regulations following a number of foreign tourists who have been rejected from entering the country.

Chairperson of the committee Lemias Mashile says while the rules have been relaxed to accommodate visitors they also offer security for those that wish to visit the country.

"It doesn't help for us to relax the regulations because then the wrong people will get into the country… We don't want that type of a situation."