South Africa exempts Palestine passports from entry visas

Middle East Monitor  /  September 23, 2023

The government of South Africa has exempted Palestinian citizens holding Palestinian passports from entry visas to South Africa.

Under this decision, Palestinian citizens will be granted entry visas at all airports, ports and border crossings in South Africa for a period of 90 days without the need to issue visas from South African embassies.

A memorandum from the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine confirmed the implementation of the decision.

Commenting on the decision, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Maliki welcomed the historic decision of the South African Government.

He considered the decision a new message of solidarity from South Africa in favour of the just cause of the Palestinian people.