After a two-and-a-half-year closure brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak, the India-Bhutan border crossings at Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephu along the Assam frontier are scheduled to reopen to tourists on September 23. The respective governments have decided to reopen the India-Bhutan border as of September 23 because to the recent decline of Covid-19 instances.
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“The international border between Bhutan and India will be opened on September 23 since Covid instances have decreased, according to a statement from the government of Bhutan. The Director (law and order) of the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs of the Himalayan monarchy, Tashi Penjore, stated, “We are ready to open the border and provide guests with a nice experience.
“Numerous authorities on both sides have changed over the past two and a half years, making it impossible for us to meet in person and forge the friendships and personal connections that are so important for those who live close to the two nations’ borders. We anticipate receiving more such visits “he said
The choice was made during a general assembly attended by Tashi Panjore, the commandant of Sashastra Seema Bal’s 15th Battalion, Neeraj Chand, the regional headquarters’ in-charge, and all other SSB officials, which took place at Chaprakata in the Bongaigaon district of Assam.
Bhutan, a neighbour, said that it will block the international gate between India and Bhutan for COVID in 2019. On September 23, 2022—nearly 4 years from now—the borders will be reopened.
The same topic was discussed today at SSB Headquarters by Tashi Penjore, Director of Law and Order Department, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bhutan, Deputy Commissioner of Bhutan, Superintendent of Police, and numerous other personnel.
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