Venezuelans may arrive in Colombia with an expired passport

Colombia allows Venezuelans to cross the border despite the fact that their passports have expired as the neighboring country is in a financial crisis.

The Migration Authorities of Colombia say in a statement on Friday that it is “virtually impossible” for a Venezuelan to renew his passport because of the high cost and lack of necessary products to make a passport, Reuters writes .

Christian Krüger Sarmiento, the head of the migration authorities, says that a passport that went out on date more than two years ago cannot be used.

The new passport rules are part of an agreement entered into between the member states of the Lima Group. The agreement is about giving the migrants security and avoiding they turn to human smugglers to cross the border, the statement said.

(© NTB)

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