Torkham and Chaman Border Crossings Reopened for Pedestrians

The Torkham and Chaman border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been reopened for pedestrian traffic.

Afghan nationals stuck in Pakistan and vice versa, can no cross on foot after restrictions were relaxed to facilitate their return.

The returnees are being screened and tested for COVID-19 by their respective countries and are then being quarantined at isolation camps set up by their armed forces.

The borders had been closed after the number of Coronavirus cases saw a dramatic increase in both countries before reopening in May. Then in mid-May, the Afghan government closed the border for pedestrians.

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