Travel continues to, from Iran with reopening of Haji Omaran border crossing
At the Haji Omaran border crossing, Masoud Batelli, head of the customs office said that with Tuesday’s s decision by the Iranian authorities, “No obstacles for trade or travel remain.”
“You can see all three gates of trade, travel, and transit is now open,” he said as taxis, trucks and people could be seen moving across the border in both directions.
“We inform all traders, companies and travelers that they can engage in trade and travelers can visit Iran from now on,” he said in an appeal to bring back business activities to the border area.
Iran closed its three official border crossing on October 15 at the request of the Iraqi government. It reopened Bashmakh, close to Halabja, ten days later.
Parviz Khan and Bashmakh border crossings located in Sulaimani province are now both open as well as Haji Omaran in Erbil province.
Iran became the first country to close its airspace to flights in and out of Kurdistan a day before the September 25 referendum, also at the request of the Iraqi government.