THE Costa del Sol is braced for a huge influx of Moroccans en route to their summer holidays.

Called Operation Paso, the authorities are preparing for two million passengers and half a million vehicles to pass through Andalucían ports starting next week.

Almost all of these Moroccans headed for home pass through Andalucía, more than half going through Algeciras.

Though the number of travellers are predicted to remain consistent with numbers from the previous few years, Motril, in Granada, is expected to see an increase in traffic.

New parking zones and police control patterns, as well as the movement of a number of police control points, have been organized in order to better regulate travel.

In order to avoid serious traffic delays, the public is advised not to travel through these ports during the last week of June, the first week of July, and the last few days of August.