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Russia has suspended passenger traffic by rail with China

Russia has suspended passenger traffic by rail with China
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Passenger traffic with China was stopped at Russian Railways. In accordance with the order of the Federal Agency for Railway Transport, the restriction will last from January 31 to March 1, 2020.

According to the carrier’s press service, train traffic on most routes was canceled, including Suifenhe-Grodekovo flight 402/401, formed by the Chinese Railways and a non-stop group of wagons formed by JSC FKP via Chita-Manchuria.

International communication with China is maintained along the Moscow-Beijing route. Previously purchased travel tickets, which will not take place due to restrictions, can be returned without withholding fees. 

The reason for the arrangement of trains was the coronavirus, which spread in the Asian state. Previously, all tourists who want to interrupt their vacation due to the risk of infection taken out from the Chinese island of Hainan. Closed checkpoint Blagoveshchensk-Heihe was opened for several hours so that the Russians could return home. January 30, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the closure borders with China. 

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