The governor of the Norte de Santander department, Silvano Serrano, has announced that the border between Colombia and Venezuela, closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen on June 1.
Serrano explained on Caracol Radio that the reopening takes place within the framework of the “biosecurity economic reactivation” of the border and has specified that the Colombian Ministry of Social Protection will collaborate to ensure that all security protocols are met when entering Venezuelan and Colombian citizens to Colombia.
In the same way, he has specified that, until June 1, the Colombian authorities will work to provide security to citizens and establish special surveillance mechanisms in the application of immigration control.
The Colombian health authorities have verified, so far, more than 3.1 million infected with COVID-19 and more than 82,700 deaths due to the disease. For its part, Venezuela has recorded more than 219,000 cases and 2,400 deaths due to COVID-19.
Colombia also announced on Wednesday the reopening of the maritime, land and river border crossings with Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Brazil.