Commercial activities at the border with Haiti are back to normal. The border was closed on 7 July 2021, following the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Foreign Relations Minister Roberto Alvarez confirmed to reporters after a government council meeting on 14 July 2021 that “trade is already flowing.”
The Abinader administration had already reported on 13 July that it had decided to reopen the border for humanitarian reasons and to enable the resuming of exports to Haiti.
The decision seeks to maintain the supply of Haitian commerce at the required levels to reduce the possibility of a general shortage that would produce social instability and migratory flows. The government is monitoring the situation on a day-to-day basis.
Market days are celebrated on Mondays and Fridays. Listin Diario reported that droves of people crossed the border to purchase essential items. Binational markets were authorized to reopen as of 14 July 2021. The markets had closed since 7 July.
Freight trucks arrive to the Jimaní crossing point from Santo Domingo, and to the Cap Haitien crossing point via Santiago.
15 July 2021