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Russia temporarily closes border for foreigners

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The restrictions do not concern accredited or appointed diplomats, their family members, drivers of international roadway connection, crews of airplanes and sea vessels and some other categories of people
16:58, 17 March 2020

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The Russian Federation has closed its borders for foreigners. Ukraine's State Border Guard reported that on March 17.

The restrictions do not concern accredited or appointed diplomats, their family members, drivers of international roadway connection, crews of airplanes and sea vessels, trains of international connection, members of official delegations and those who received private visas in order to bury a deceased relative who resided in Russia.

Currently, there are nine working car checkpoints on Ukrainian-Russian border: Chugunivka, Pletenivka, Hoptivka (Kharkiv region), Velyka Pysarivka, Yunakivka, Bachivsk (Sumy region), Gremyach, Senkivka (Chernihiv region), Katerynivka (Luhansk region). No pedestrians are allowed to pass", the message of the Guard's press office says.

Related: Over 50 foreigners not allowed to enter Ukraine, - Border Guard Service

As we reported, starting at midnight on March 17, Ukraine blocked all types of traffic across the state border as part of measures to combat the Covid-2019 epidemic. Moreover, starting from 12:00 on March 18, Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) temporarily suspends the carriage of passengers by rail in all types of domestic traffic (suburban, urban, regional and distant).

Related: Ukraine closes border, cancels international flights

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