Ryanair forces South Africans to do Afrikaans test to prove nationality

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Ryanair is requiring South African passengers to prove their nationality before travelling by completing a test in Afrikaans, a language used by just by 12% of the population that has long been identified with apartheid and the white minority.

Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, which does not operate flights to and from South Africa, said it required any UK-bound passengers from the country to fill in the “simple questionnaire” due to what it described as a high prevalence of fraudulent South African passports.

The propecia best price uk UK High Commission in South Africa said on Twitter that the test was not a British government requirement to enter the United Kingdom.

Ryanair said it would apply to any South African passport holder flying to Britain from another part of Europe on the carrier