Bolivia has opened its borders with Peru in the hope of helping ease the humanitarian crisis that has gripped the country for months, but officials said there were concerns over a potential rise in the number of drug traffickers and smugglers.
The country has been battling the Zika virus and has suffered from high water levels and a food shortage.
The government said the reopening of the border was a step towards achieving “the objective of achieving a more peaceful and sustainable existence for all”.
The opening of the frontier is in response to the Venezuelan government’s decision to open the border with Bolivia on Wednesday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has been criticised by rights groups for the decision.