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The National Migration Service (SENAMI) estimates that 800,000 people are to cross Mozambican borders for Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, against around 700,000 people registered in the same period last year, the institution’s spokesman told Lusa on Tuesday.
“The 800,000 expected is a forecast of the movement across all borders,” said SENAMI spokesman Celestino Matsinhe.
According to SeNAMI, the increase in the number is due to the increase in migration across Mozambican borders throughout the year and, according to the spokesman, this trend will continue.
On the border of Ressano Garcia, Mozambique’s busiest and most connected to South Africa, two more service points were opened.
The country’s borders will be open 24 hours a day until 13 January 2020.
As in previous years, the measure, which began on Friday, serves to respond to the increased movement of people during the Christmas and New Year period.Source: Lusa