The Immigration section would like to advise the public departing for Cape Town that the Foreign Office guidance to travellers carrying British or British Overseas Territories passports in South Africa recently changed – with the following statement added to their information for travellers:
“Always carry your identity documentation or a copy of your passport. You’ll need to be able to produce valid identification on request by South African officials.”
It is recommended that travellers carry a photocopy of their passport with them while in South Africa. If you decide to carry your original passport, you should ensure it is kept in a safe place and that you retain a copy of it.
20 June 2013