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THE PUBLIC SLOWLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPENING OF CROSS BORDER TRANSPORT

Written by on December 4, 2020

Members of the public have begun to use cross border transport to neighbouring countries, following a decision by government to reopen borders to allow foreign travel for the first time since March.

The Managing Director of Flight Connect, Kate Maphage says her company will not be transporting people without COVID 19 results and that the carrying capacity will be 70 per cent to comply with regulations.

The company transports passengers from Gaborone to Johannesburg daily. On the other hand, the Director of Metroline Travel, Neelo Selolwane told YaronaFM news that his will resume services from Saturday.Metroline Travel transports passengers from Gaborone to Harare.

The government hopes that re-opening its borders will boost the sagging economy after the pandemic devastated the country’s mining industry, which makes up 25% of its GDP and 80% of its exports. The second quarter of 2020 saw national GDP contract by 24%.