Travellers to re-apply for visas

source: Fin24
Apr 22 2010 21:54 Joan Muller

Johannesburg – South Africans who were supposed to fly to Europe over the last week but have postponed their trips because of Iceland’s volcanic ash disruption will have to brace themselves for the tedious and costly exercise of re-applying for expired visas.

Travel insurers, however, have adopted a more lenient approach with most companies offering extended cover at no additional cost to South Africans affected by the six day shut-down of European airspace.

Claude van Keyrsbilck, a board member of the Association of South African Travel Agents (Asata), said at this stage it appears unlikely that European consulates will automatically extend [continue reading]

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