Changes in the requirements to transit through the border with Venezuela

Changes in the requirements to transit through the border with Venezuela

The new Director of Migration Colombia, Carlos Fernando García, announced this Friday at the Simón Bolívar international bridge, the main border crossing with Venezuela, a change in the requirements in transit between the two countries to improve pendular migration.

(The conclusions of the visit of the Ministry of Commerce of Colombia to Venezuela).

“We have made the decision that as of todayOnly one of the three documents will be requested that were being requested when entering Colombian territory, which are the Venezuelan identity card, the passport or the Border Mobility Card (TMF),” García told reporters.

The objective is to prevent people who do not have all the documents from crossing the border through the “trochas”, as illegal steps are known.

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The new director of Migration Colombia added that the “intention is to gradually promote measures that definitely end up integrating the border region that comes in some way with expectations on this issue.”

“The idea is also to expand the number of people who have the opportunity to cross international bridges,” he said.

Colombia and Venezuela resumed their relations after the arrival of the leftist Gustavo Petro to the Presidency of Colombia last August, and reopened their common border on September 26, after seven years closed to the passage of vehicles.

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In this sense, the director of Migration Colombia affirmed that next October 13 there will be a dialogue to which the different social actors of Cúcuta and the border region will be linked to work hand in hand with the productive sector, the unions, the associations and community action boards, among other stakeholders, on border issues.

“We do this with the aim of collecting both the problem and the solution proposals,” he specified.


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