Ressano Garcia Lebombo Border Mooted to Permanently Open 24 Hours Next Month


Ressano Garcia Lebombo Border Port Hours Mooted to Permanently Open 24 Hours Next Month

Meetings held between the Governments of Mozambique and South Africa this weekend in Maputo are expected to have resulted in the Ressano Garcia border post hours switching to 24-operations beginning as early as April, opening the possibility of increased trade and tourism between the two countries.

At present the border opens 24 hours during peak periods such as December and Easter, the expected announcement will removed the current congestion that hampers the border especially at the end of each month when traffic levels peak.

It will bring the Ressano Garcia border, Mozambique's busiest land border, in line with the Goba border with Swaziland that is also a 24-hour border.

The announcement was made by South African Minister Lindiwe Sisilu at a joint press conference held with Mozambique's Foreign Minister José Pacheco.