Port entry status enables the port of Mossel Bay to clear international cruise passengers

[Mossel Bay, 03 January 2024] On 03 January 2024, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) working alongside the Border Management Authority (BMA) and other critical Cruise Tourism stakeholders used the Port of Mossel Bay to clear approximately one thousand (1000) cruise tourism enthusiasts into South Africa from Walvis Bay, Namibia.

The inward immigration clearance (processing) procedure took place under the port’s recently attained Port of Entry status and saw six hundred (600) passengers and four hundred (400) crew members being processed at the port’s temporary Cruise Reception Facility before departing to enjoy exciting mountain trails and passes, breath-taking blue flag beaches, Gin and Wine farms, Private Game Reserves, and the cradle of human culture.

This being the first of three (3) calls by Silver Spirit this season, directly from international waters solidifies the Port of Mossel Bay’s vision of becoming a gateway for cruise tourism to the Garden Route, thereby, ensuring the smooth and efficient processing of international passengers arriving in the region.

The port of entry status will be used to ensure that regulatory requirements into our country comply with immigration laws and ensure the security for both travellers and the country is complied with fully.
Silver Spirit’s next international vessel calls will be on 19 January 2024 and 03 February 2024, respectively.

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