Colombia Reopens Border with Venezuela

For 14 months, the 1,380-mile border between Colombia and Venezuela has been closed. On Wednesday, June 2, Colombia’s government announced a “gradual opening” of land and river crossings to begin at midnight. There are about 1.7 million Venezuelans living in Colombia.

On May 19, Colombia reopened its borders with Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru.



In March 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Colombia’s government closed its borders. In September, international flights resumed on a limited basis. In November, the country’s sea borders reopened, but the land and river entry points remained closed.

Colombia implemented a five-month quarantine in 2020, which had significant negative impacts on the economy.

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