Iran reopens trade borders with Afghanistan, Pakistan



Iran has recently reopened its trade borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan after a period of halt over the spread of novel coronavirus, Eghtesadonline reported on Thursday.

"Iran's border crossings linking to Afghanistan, including Mahiroud and Dogharoun, have reopened for trade" under strict observance of health protocols, Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration Rouhollah Latifi said.

Besides, considering the health protocols, Iran has maintained its exports to the neighboring Afghanistan at Milak border post in the southeastern Iranian Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Mohammad Mehdi Javanmard-Qassab, head of Iran-Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce, said that the issuance of visa for Afghan traders and truck drivers to Iran, which had been suspended after the novel coronavirus outbreak, is now back to normal.

Rouhollah Latifi said that Mirjaveh border crossing in Sistan and Baluchestan province located on Iran-Pakistan frontier has reopened after an over two-month hiatus.

Since May 11, the crossing has been open for trade on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..