Welcome to the Board of Airline Representatives South Africa

The Board of Airline Representative of South Africa (BARSA) is the representative association of the international airlines operating to South Africa and provides the single concerted voice on policy and other matters in relation to […]


Passport Holders Who are Exempt from Visas for South Africa

Any citizen who is a holder of a national passport (diplomatic, official and ordinary) of the foreign countries / territories / international organisations listed in the attachment below are not required to hold a visa […]

Waiver of Regulation 2(3) of the Immigration Regulations for Persons Traveling on Swaziland Passports

Permission has been granted to assist citizens from Swaziland with port of entry visas for a period not exceeding the validity of the traveller’s passport. Passports issued to nationals of Swaziland must be valid at least […]

South African minors travelling to South Africa without birth cerfiticates

The Department of Home Affairs has decided that minors who are South African citizens travelling to South Africa with South African passports may be accepted by airlines for travelling purposes without presenting birth certificates (containing […]

Strong Demand Growth Returns in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2016 showing the strongest demand growth in nine months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 7.6% compared to November 2015. Capacity (available […]

November Air Freight Demand Reflects Strong Peak Season

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the year-earlier period. This was a […]