Kruger National Park in South Africa has implemented additional security systems at its entrance gates in the southern part of the park.

As of Sept. 1, all visitors who are age 18 and older must produce a form of ID for scanning, such as a passport, in order to gain access to and exit Kruger.

Visitors will still be required to go through their normal check-in or checkout at the gate receptions before proceeding to the security scanning process. Training for the security personnel on the upgraded system is underway in order to minimize possible delays as soon as the new operation kicks  in.

"We recognize that we have to keep a very fine balance between imposing potentially anti-tourist-friendly security apparatus whilst also ensuring the protection of both tourists and wildlife. We request the public to be patient during these very necessary security processes," said Kruger's managing executive, Glenn Phillips.

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