Overview

The latest information on Bashmakh/Bashmaq border between KR-I and Iran was updated on November 2018 over the phone. The below information has been verified with the director of border Mr. Kamal.

At the time of assessment the border was open and functioning with trucks crossing. The border is currently open for public on 24/7 basis


BORDER CROSSING LOCATION & CONTACT

Name of Border Crossing:

Bashmakh, Iraq

Bashmaq, Iran

Province or District:

Penjwen Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq

Mariwan, Kurdistan Governorate, Iran

Nearest Town or City:

TOWN NAME: Penjwen
DISTANCE:  9 km

CITY NAME: Sulaymaniyah
DISTANCE: 100 km

CITY NAME: Erbil
DISTANCE: 330 km (via Dukan)

Latitude:

35.61571

Longitude:

46.00772

Managing Authority/Agency:

General Customs Agency (Erbil)

Contact Person

Bashmakh Customs Director:

Mr. Shakhawan Bakr Mohammed

Mobile: +94 (0) 7701531687

Mobile: +989186569002

Director of Bashmakh border:

Mr. Kamal Mahmood Salah

Mobile: +964 7701512214



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport:

NAME: Sulaymaniyah
DISTANCE: 120 km
Truck: 3-4 hrs
Car: 2 hrs.

Nearest Ports:

NAME: Umm Qasr, Iraq
DISTANCE: approx. 941 km
Truck: approx. 90 hrs
Car: approx. 30 hrs

NAME: Bandar Abbas, Iran
DISTANCE approx. 1,740 km
Truck: approx. 60 hrs
Car: approx. 21 hrs

Nearest Major Market:

 

NAME: Sulaymaniyah
DISTANCE 100 km
Truck: 3-4 hrs
Car: 1hr 45 minutes

 Other Information:

There is a fuel station 1 km past the border into KRI, between the border and Sulaymaniya city there are aprox. 20 fuel stations.

The road from Sulaymaniyah to the Bashmakh border crossing point, (Hwy 46), can be classified as a finished surface road, with dirt/stone shoulders. It alternates from 4 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.

 

Hours of Operation

MONDAYS

24 hrs

TUESDAYS

24 hrs

WEDNESDAYS

24 hrs

THURSDAYS

24 hrs

FRIDAYS

24 hrs

SATURDAYS

24 hrs

SUNDAYS

24 hrs

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS:


Closed 2 days per year:

  • Eid Al Ramadan (First day)
  • Eid Al-Adha (First day)

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS:

Although there can be heavy snowfall in winter there is snow clearing equipment therefore there is no closure or constraint to trucks passing the border.

Daily Capacity

Customs Clearance

Other Relevant Information

For information on government contacts, please see the following link: 4.1 Iraq Government Contact List

Photos


Road into Bashmakh border crossing, fuel tankers must park outside the border facility.
 

Entering into Bashmakh border crossing


Weighbridge


Weighbridge


Truck parking bays


Undercover cross loading area