Türkiye - 2.3.1 Border Crossing of Reyhanlı


Reyhanlı border crossing is located on the Türkiye-Syria border about 50 km (31 mi) west of Aleppo in northwest Syria. It connects the Turkish D827 and the Syrian M45 highways, between the cities of İskenderun and Idlib. The closest town on the Turkish side of the border is Reyhanlı in Hatay Province, and the closest towns on the Syrian side are Ad-Dana and Atarib. 

Since 2014, in order to support the humanitarian community to access vulnerable populations and preposition relief supplies, the Logistics Cluster has been facilitating the transshipment of UN agencies’ humanitarian cargo being transported into Syria through UNSC-authorised border crossings. Transshipment operations are supervised by the United Nations Monitoring Mechanism (UNMM). 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Türkiye: Reyhanlı (Cilvegözü Border crossing) 
Syria: Bab al-Hawa 

Province or District 

Hatay Province- Reyhanli district 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name : Reyhanlı in Hatay Province 

Distance in 20 km 





Managing Authority / Agency 

Ministry of Customs and Trade 

Contact Person 



Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Hatay Airport  

Distance in 59 km 

Truck Travel Time: 1:30 hrs 

Car Travel time: 1:00 hrs 

Nearest Port 

Name: Iskenderun Port 

Distance in 79 km 

Truck Travel Time: 2:00 hrs 

Car Travel time: 1:30 hrs 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Name: Reyhanlı 

Distance in 20 km 

Truck Travel Time: 00:40hrs 

Car Travel time: 00:25 hrs 


Hours of Operation 


8:30 AM: 16:30 PM 


8:30 AM: 16:30 PM 


8:30 AM: 16:30 PM 


8:30 AM: 16:30 PM 


8:30 AM: 16:30 PM 


8:30 AM: 16:30 PM 


8:30 AM: 16:30 PM 


Daily Capacity 

The transshipment capacity of the hubs is approx. 100 trucks per day. 

Customs Clearance 

As of July 2023, the current customs procedure for Humanitarian Cargo is processed as commercial practice and has no consideration for humanitarian cargo in Türkiye.  

  1. When purchased in Türkiye, the seller declares the items as export. 

  1. All transit cargo requires a commercial invoice for customs purposes, and this allows the clearing/forwarding agent to act as cargo owner (consignee not agent of the consignee). 

The implication of these processes is that no Customs declaration document exists in the name of the cargo owner (humanitarian actor). 

For more information on customs in Türkiye, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.   

Other Relevant Information 

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - UN Cross-border Operations from Türkiye to Syria can be found here  

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List


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