More than 30,000 vehicles and 62,000 passengers on the Algeciras-Sebta crossing

More than 30,000 vehicles and 62,000 passengers on the Algeciras-Sebta crossing
More than 30,000 vehicles and 62,000 passengers on the Algeciras-Sebta crossing

Since the beginning of Operation Crossing the Straits (OPE) on June 13, some 32,030 vehicles have crossed the border of El Tarajal to go to Morocco, according to data recently provided by the Spanish Government Delegation.

At the same time, the Sebta border post recorded 26,293 incoming vehicles. This massive flow is part of Operation Marhaba, the annual event that marks the return of Moroccan nationals residing abroad during the summer period.

Pedestrian traffic at El Tarajal is also significant, with 99,368 people leaving Sebta and 92,645 entering since June 13. This border post is one of the main crossing points between Europe and Africa, illustrating the importance of this operation for the transit of travelers between the two continents.

Regarding maritime connections, the Algeciras-Sebta line saw intense activity this weekend. The ships carried 8,515 passengers and 1,978 vehicles, with a peak on Sunday when 5,200 passengers and 1,281 vehicles were embarked. Cumulatively, since June 13, this maritime line has recorded 62,069 passengers and 14,966 vehicles. This represents a decrease of 6.4% in the number of passengers, but a slight increase of 0.6% in the number of vehicles compared to the same period in 2023.

These figures highlight the scale of cross-border and maritime movements facilitated by the OPE. This operation, essential for supporting seasonal migration flows, demonstrates once again its extremely important role in managing summer travel between Europe and Africa.

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