Travelling with children already poses certain challenges (ask any parent and they'll tell you). There's no reason it should be made any more complicated when it comes to the requirements of traveling with minors. Here's what you need to know. One less thing to worry about.
The Namibia, Botswana and South African Governments have introduced requirements for minors travelling through all ports of entry. The development, which is aimed at managing the movement of children across these country borders, has an ultimate goal of tackling human trafficking which is a global challenge. Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, like other countries is affected by this problem and as such has enacted the United Nations Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol; which calls upon governments to come up with deliberate measures aimed at combating human trafficking.
All minors travelling through Namibia, Botswana and/or South Africa borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.
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