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Officials ready to handle border re-opening


Online Desk |  10 months ago | top


Border officials say they are prepared to handle an anticipated increase in vehicular and human traffic at various ports of entry following the re-opening of all land borders.

In an interview Acting Immigration Officer in charge of Beitbridge Border Post, Trustworthy Manatsire said they expect an increase in movement patterns and have put in place contingency plans to process a surge in human and vehicle traffic volumes.

Assistant Regional Immigration Officer at Plumtree Border Post, Nhlanganiso Fule said they will increase staff capacity from the current 30 percent to 50 percent in anticipation of an increase in the volume of the traffic this Wednesday.

Travellers started crossing land borders on Monday after Government lifted restrictions that prohibited non-essential travel in the last two years to contain the spread of Covid-19.