Tanzania waives travel visa for South Africans

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According to eTurboNews, Tanzania’s government has abolished visa requirements for South African citizens, making the country more attractive to tourists from down south. 

Mango, a South African low-cost carrier, is already flying twice a week between Johannesburg and Zanzibar, after “upgrading” the flight from charter to a scheduled service.

Still pending is the start of flights by fastjet from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg. (See story here.)

Tanzania, besides being a member of the East African Community, is also a member of SADC and as such has been keen in recent months to accelerate economic and political co-operation with SADC’s lead nation South Africa.