Colombia Land, River Borders to Remain Closed Until mid-January

The Andean country, which closed its borders in March, is the top destination for migrants fleeing long-running social and economic crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia will keep its land and river borders closed until January 16th, its migration agency said on Monday,, November 30th, in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus despite illegal crossings.

The Andean country, which closed its borders in March, is the top destination for migrants fleeing long-running social and economic crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

Some 100,000 Venezuelans returned home amid a more than five-month national quarantine that cut many off from work.

Despite the frontier’s continued closure, migrants began returning to Colombia through clandestine crossings after the quarantine’s end . . .

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