Following consultations between Iranian and Iraqi officials on the health protocols to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reopened Bashmagh border crossing between Iran’s Mariwan and Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah.
The KRG had decided to close the border after a rise in the number of coronavirus patients in Penjwin district in Sulaymaniyah.
Bashmagh is a major border crossing in western Iran for land freight and travels to the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
There are two crossings between Sulaymaniyah and Iran: Parviz-Khan and Bashmagh.
Many border crossings between Iran and the neighbouring states have reopened in recent weeks in compliance with the health protocols after a closure in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.