Assistant Regional Immigration Officer (ARIO) in charge of Beitbridge Mr Nqobile Ncube said they have not received official communication from South Africa regarding the relaxation of requirement for children travelling from Zimbabwe to the neighbouring country.
This follows reports that there was no longer any need for a parent intending to travel to South Africa with their children under the age of 18 to get written permission from their spouse for them to be allowed to enter the country. Said Ncube:
We are only hearing that in the media. We have been in touch with our counterparts in South Africa and they are yet to get formal communication to that effect. Our advice is that parents or those intending to travel with children should carry along a long birth certificates, with maternal and paternal information, consenting legal documents from the other parent in cases the children are traveling with one parent.