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20. Januar 2016

More People Visit South Africa over Festive Season

The 2015/16 festive season recorded a 5,3% increase in traveller movement compared to 2014/15, the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, said recently. "From 1 December 2015 to 7 January 2016, a total number of 5 390 856 travellers went through our borders, much higher than the total earlier reported for 1 December 2015 to 3 January 2016, that is, 4 798 183," said the minister at a media briefing on 12 January.

He said 1 487 148 of the total were South African citizens, and 3 903 708 were foreign nationals.

"There were 2 003 509 arrivals of foreigners and 706 365 arrivals of citizens, bringing total arrivals to 2 709 874," said the minister. The increase in volumes in terms of arrivals was 7,6% for foreigners and 0,3% for citizens.

There was also an increase of 4,9% in travellers from Africa, 6,1% from Europe, 7,8% from North America, 15% from Asia, 2,5% from Australasia, 21% from the Middle East, and a decrease of 1% in arrivals from South America.

Gigaba said the top nationalities arriving in South Africa over this period were from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, United Kingdom, Germany, United States of America and Namibia.

Of the 2 680 982 departures, foreigners accounted for 1 900 199 and South African citizens numbered 780 783.

– Source: www.southafrica.info

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