Visas cause additional hassle for Super 18 rugby fans

The new reciprocal visa requirements for Kiwi and South African rugby fans wanting to attend this year’s Super 18 tournament will add expense and bother, says Bryan Coetzee, Director of Sports Travel and SA Rugby Travel, divisions of Tourvest Destination Management.

Coetzee was commenting on the recently introduced entry requirements and their effect on the annual rugby competition. Both countries host matches over the course of the tournament, which runs between February and August this year.

“From a travel perspective, any obstacle or additional cost placed on a traveller naturally has a negative impact and as a travel operator we would like to see this particular decision rescinded,” he said.