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Russia restricts entry to foreigners
From March 18, Russia will temporarily restrict entry to the territory of foreign citizens and stateless persons. The measure was introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be valid until May 1.
The restriction on entry will not affect employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts, international car drivers, crews of air, sea and river vessels, international trains, members of official delegations and people who have diplomatic, business, ordinary private visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative. The restrictions will not apply to those who constantly live in Russia and those who fly through the state as a transit passenger.
The Russian authorities emphasize that these measures are temporary and adopted on the recommendation of the World Health Organization.
Since March 15, Russia has closed land checkpoints at Polish and Norwegian border. The day before, the government decided to close the border with Belarus. Remains closed Border with China, limited flights with North and South Korea, Vietnam, as well as with several European countries.