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Stranded South African citizens granted permission to cross the Mozambican border

South African citizens who have been stranded in Mozambique due to lockdown have now been granted permission to cross the border into South Africa for a limited time.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) received permission from Mozambique on June 9 for stranded South Africans to cross the border into the country from June 12 to June 14.

According to Dirco spokesperson, Clayson Monyela, the discussions have been going on since the department started receiving requests by South African nationals stranded in Mozambique who wanted assistance to return home. The lockdowns imposed by both countries in an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus meant that the movement of people was limited.

Monyela confirmed that there are over 150 South African citizens currently stranded in the country and that they will be able to travel home in the given time frame, however, border hours still apply.

Click here to see all the border information and rules

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