North and East Syria’s Semalka border crossing to reopen after three-months closure

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA – The administration of the Semalka border crossing, managed by the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA), announced via its official Facebook account that it will reopen the border crossing between North and East Syria and Kurdistan Region of Iraq at the end of this month after a three-month closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The crossing is set to reopen on 30 May.

According to North Press Agency, Director of External Relations at the Semalka border crossing Baz Ahmed said that all arrivals from the Iraq will be tested without being compulsorily quarantined, except for people suspected of infection.

The DAA had closed the crossing at the beginning of March as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 into the areas under its administration.