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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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Places like Europe have a rule like "maximum 90 days in any 180-day period", so taking a day trip to the next country will not produce another 90 days. Other places (Japan, for example) will provide another 90 days after a weekend trip elsewhere. However, few countries appreciate people staying too long. You do not have to return to your country of origin, ...


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The rule here is that Laptops are not subject to Customs however the quantities must not be of a commercial nature. Whether five laptops constitutes commercial quantities is basically subject to the Customs Officer's discretion. However you will have a very difficult time getting Customs to believe that you need five laptops for personal and/or work use. ...


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From the South African high commission website: Any foreigner who leaves the Republic after the expiry of his or her permit shall be liable to an administrative fine of a prescribed amount not exceeding R3000.00 which fine shall be imposed by the Department on detection of the overstay and exacted when such foreigner is admitted or makes an ...


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There was a kombi from the airport to Swaziland (Mbabane and Manzini) for 400 rand


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Not kombi vans exactly, but Go Swaziland offers comfortable-looking minibus transport from Johannesburg direct to Mbabane, meaning you won't have to figure out how to change in the middle in some other town. They'll also stay with you through the border crossing. They have several pick up points available, including JNB airport


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It maybe part of the tightening of immigration rules that went into effect last summer, as on my recent trip to the southern part of the African continent, they did the same for us. Each time we came back to SA they entered the same "until" date based on the first entry stamp. Your choices are limited to spending the next few months in neighboring ...


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According to the FAQ on South African Airways website (see number 5 below), A) What do the regulations say about parents travelling with children? Regulation 6 (12)(a): Where parents are travelling with a child, such parents must produce an unabridged birth certificate of the child reflecting the particulars of the parents of the child. ...


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The school holidays in South Africa differ from province to province, and from year to year. Pretty much any google search for 'school holidays south africa' will bring it up, but for completeness, Schoolterms.co.za shows the breakdown for the upcoming year. I won't copy and paste the dates as that'd make it out of date in 12 months, but you can follow the ...


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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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There are three major areas of risk in South Africa at the moment, I will devote a paragraph to each... The risk associated with the Ebola outbreak is overwhelmingly prominent. Two weeks ago the South African government introduced travel restrictions and a general advisory was issued by the Department of Health. The next area of risk is the rampant crime ...


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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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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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