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The assessment mission to the  latest information on the Muntyra/Khosravi border  border crossing with Iraq/Iran was undertaken on 31 March 2016 and covered the activities on the Iraq side of the border only. The assessment also included a road assessment from Sulaymaniyah in Kurdistan to the Munthyra border in Diyala, Iraq.was updated in December 2018 over the phone.  

Trucks moving through this border crossing can travel to Sulaymaniyah and Baghdad. Prior permission from the Ministry of Interior, MOI and Ministry of Finance is required. There  General Authority of border crossings. There are no further clearances required to travel to Sulaymaniyah once having crossed the border. 

At the time of of assessment the  the border was open but no trucks were seen crossing or parked in the truck bay area. 


Name of Border Crossing:

Munthrya, Iraq

Khosravi, Iran

Province or District:

Munthrya, Khanaqin district, Diyala, Iraq

Khosravi, Kermanshah, Iran

Nearest Town or City:


TOWN NAME: Khanaqin



34.382521 N


45.467158 E

Managing Authority/Agency:

General Customs Agency (Baghdad) 

Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Finance

General Authority of border crossings    

Contact Person

Sherko Ahmad, Border Director


Colonel Muhammad Judah, Border Director 


Bashr / Customs Police 07802209940 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airports:

NAME: Baghdad
DISTANCE: 230 km
Truck: approx. 10 hrs
Car: 3.5 hrs

NAME: Sulaymaniyah
DISTANCE: 250 km
Truck: approx. 10 hrs
Car: 3.5hrs

Nearest Ports:

NAME: Umm Qasr, Basra, Iraq
DISTANCE: 750 km
Truck: approx. 24 hrs
Car: 8 hrs

NAME: Banda Abbas, Iran
DISTANCE: approx. 1,700 km
Truck: approx. 50 hrs
Car: approx. 21 hrs

Nearest Major Market:


NAME: Khanaqin
Truck:  approx. 1 hr
Car: 20 minutes

Other Information:


The first fuel station is available 7 km from the border on the road to Khanaqin.

The road from Sulaymaniyah to the Munthrya/Khosravi border crossing point is approximately 226 km and can be classified as a finished surface road, with dirt/stone shoulders. 
It alternates from 4

lane sdivided

lanes divided near urban centres to 2 lanes in the countryside between urban areas. The entire route is capable of supporting up to and including fully loaded 40 ft. tractor-trailer type trucks. 

The drive in a Toyota Land Cruiser was approximately 4 hours in fair weather.  It is approximated for truck traffic to take from 6 – 10 hours depending on seasonal climatic conditions. 
In the mountainous areas, vicinity of Darbandikhan, it may even close if severe winter weather is experienced.     

Hours of Operation


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


The border crossing is closed on both sides for all Iraqi and Iranian official holidays



Daily Capacity

  • Capacity is 400 trucks per day
  • Currently 10-12 trucks per day are crossing from Iran. Previously this was about 200 trucks per day.
  • There are currently no trucks crossing from Iraq to Iran.
  • There are separate lanes for trucks, cars and buses. Cars crossing must have prior permission to cross from customs at the border.
  • To date no Humanitarian agencies have used this crossing.
  • There is an available weighbridge and truck parking for up to 400 trucks.
  • There is no storage space available.
  • There is no restriction on size/tonnage of trucks or use of temperature controlled trucks when importing supplies that require temperature control.
  • Iranian trucks can move freely across the border or can be cross loaded as required.


  • If all paperwork is in order the transit time at the border is 1-2 hrs.
  •  Trucks crossing into Iraq will go through a security check and then items scanned by sonar. The trucks will then proceed to the weighbridge and onto customs.
  •  Tax exemption available for Humanitarian agencies on provision of appropriate paperwork. The process needs to start in Baghdad. General Customs in Baghdad will then send the information to the border authorizing/not authorizing the crossing.
  •  If food has been procured and tested in Iran then there is no requirement to be retested in Iraq (certificate must be supplied).
  •  All food certificates must be supplied. Must be inspected by Quality Control Ministry of Planning.  
  • If food is transiting through Iran to Iraq food testing will take approx. 2-3 days. Trucks can continue to final destination however no distribution permitted until the food test results are available.
  •  For medicines and vaccines, the border will need to receive the documentation from the General Customs in Baghdad and, from MoH in Baghdad, the request with the list of medicines and/or vaccines, with medicines test results from MoH in Baghdad or (Country of origin).
  • There is no restriction of type of commodities/items or where they originate from.
  • There is a charge of ID 41,000 cost tax for inspection (US $25) for the manifest sheet and ID 1,000 per ton at the weighbridge.
  •  There are approximately 25 Clearing Agents, who are required to renew their licenses annuallyFor contact information for these clearing agents, please see the following document: Munthrya Clearing Agents List
  •  For procedures and documentation requirements for specific items, please see the following link: 1.3 Iraq Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

  • If trucks were to be re-routed from Ibrahim Khalil border crossing to to Munthrya, permission to cross is required from General Authority of border crossings Baghdad and for Customs issues Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Interior to allow Turkish trucks to cross.. 
  • Note that travel times to Baghdad are dependent on security and access.
  • Trucks travelling to Baghdad with no restrictions takes approximately 6 hours.
  • Trucks travelling to Baghdad via Khanaqin-Naft khana-Mandali, Bald Ruz-Kanan-Baqubah-Baghdad is 220 km and takes approximately 6 hours. Permission is required from Ministry of Interior to use this road.
  • Trucks travelling to Baghdad via Khanaqin-Sadiyah-Miqdadiyah-Baghdad is 170 km and takes approximately 3 hours. Restrictions apply and permission is required from Ministry of Interior to use this road.
  • Trucks travelling to Sulaymaniyah take approximately 4 hours. 

For information on government contacts, please see the following link: 4.2.1 Iraq Government Contact List


First entrance to the border crossing