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Most airlines allow you to book up to exactly 12 months in advance. This means you can buy a ticket where your outbound flight is today and your return (inbound) flight is exactly one year from today. Any other dates would be outside of this range. i.e. even an outbound flight tomorrow with an inbound flight of one year from tomorrow would be more than 12 ...


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According to South Africa's Department of Home Affairs, Brazilian passport holders are exempt from visas, whether in transit or for a stay of less than 90 days in South Africa. So yes, you should be able to get admitted through passport control, and leave the airport at your convenience. There are several companies which market Jo'burg tours to people on ...


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According to Timatic (the source used by most airlines), YES, a US citizen visiting South Africa DOES require an onward ticket, although there is an alternative. This is the relevant section : R38) Ticket ...... Immigration authorities may request visitors and transit passengers to prove that they will depart from the country within the ...


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There have been reports of requiring onward travel to South Africa. It depends on the agent and airline. Once you get past checkin, you are not likely to get asked again. Now I'm not saying this is what you should do nor what I have done but I've seen people printing out fake onward travel tickets with a different airline and get by just fine with that.


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We have timeshare at Pilanesberg and I'm not sure I'd agree that it is worth being a primary travel goal. If you are in SA already and looking for something to do for a weekend / long weekend, then sure. I'd go to the Kruger Park way before Pilanesberg. If you have foreign currency to spend, then you can look at some of the upmarket private reserves ...


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Namibian citizens can transit in any airport of the Schengen area (including Amsterdam Schiphol) as long as they remain “airside”. You should in particular make sure that you don't need to collect and recheck your luggage as this can create problems (if you booked both flights together with a full service airline and the layover isn't too long this should ...


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As far as I understand, no, you do not. According to the Dutch consulate (link to Indian embassy, but it's irrelevant): List of countries whose citizens are required by all the Schengen states to possess an airport transit visa when they are in the international transit area of airports in the territory of Schengen states: AFGHANISTAN ...


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According to Types of Temporary Residence Permits: The validity period of an exchange permit depends on the length of the programme for which it is issued and usually does not exceed 12 months. Exchange permits can not be renewed or extended. However, the above is not clear on whether you can be issued a tourist permit after the completion date of your ...


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In general, the larger/heaver the items, the more it costs no matter how you send it. Some airlines waive the checked-bag fee for you (and sometimes your travel companions) if you have an affiliated credit card. They usually still charge overweight fees, but may allow two or even three items per passenger for free, so get an inexpensive bag scale and check ...


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You can stay 90 days in one go. The issue in your case is that you will return to SA before that visa expires. Technically, your second entry will be still on the first visa. There is a chance that they will not even give you a second 90 days visa. This thread here talks about this issue. Further, same same applies for a single-entry residence permit: ...


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Any country you enter (even your own) may inspect or seize your laptop or other electronics when you enter. It's usually quite rare, but it does happen. It's up to the Customs inspector. I've travelled extensively to many countries, and never once had a problem, but that doesn't mean that the same customs inspector who was nice to me won't be suspicious ...


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To correct Ankur Banerjee's response - I recently discovered from personal experience at Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg that when you leave South Africa, having entered as a national of a visa exempt country, and travel to other countries, the 90 day counter does not "automatically" start again once you leave and re-enter South Africa. ...



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