EFECeuta, Spain

It has taken two years, two months and four days for the border at Tarajal – the only crossing point between the Spanish city of Ceuta in North Africa and Morocco – to officially reopen since its closure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

People arriving from Morocco overnight Monday were greeted with cheers and happy faces at the border, where hundreds of people had gathered.

The border customs office closed the border on Mar. 13, 2020 on account of Covid-19, leaving thousands on both sides stranded.