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Russia banned Italian citizens from entering the country
From March 13, Russia temporarily suspended border crossings for Italian citizens. Measures were taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
As noted in disposition government, entry is closed to Italians who come to Russia for study, work, private or tourist purposes. Also, the border is closed to foreigners and stateless persons arriving from Italy, with the exception of citizens of EU member states and aircraft crews, members of official delegations and persons holding a residence permit in Russia.
The process of issuing and issuing visas to Italian citizens is temporarily suspended. The document notes that the measures are justified by special circumstances and are temporary.
Italy is the leader among European countries in terms of the number of people infected with coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization as of March 12, more than 12,4 thousand cases of the disease were confirmed there.
Earlier Russia limited air traffic with Italy. From March 13, flights to Germany, Spain and France are also suspended.