Soomar-Mandali border

Is the road, border or area open and accessible to foreigners? Is there danger?
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bamboo
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Soomar-Mandali border

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Hello,

Anyone here crossed this border before (Iran-Iraq)? I can't find much information about this border crossing except that it's been reopened for trading between Iran and Iraq, not sure about tourism :| but it takes only 2.5hr from Mandali to Baghdad. I think it's the closet border to Baghdad, but more than 8 hrs from Tehran to Soomar.

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Re: Soomar-Mandali border

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it's been reopened for trading between Iran and Iraq, not sure about tourism
At the moment, Iraq does not allow anyone to enter except persons having an imperative reason to travel, and Iran is not issuing tourist visas, meaning you cannot go there anyway. While these restrictions are in place, questions about certain border crossing points are entirely academic.
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Re: Soomar-Mandali border

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Hi Milad,

Well, I am not planning to go anywhere during this pandemic anyways but excited to plan for future trips after this pandemic ends (hopefully soon).
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