Mishustin called an emergency measure, the restriction on the entry of foreigners in Russia

He stressed that these measures are consistent with who recommendations and are temporary.

Photo: Ilya Naymushin / RIA Novosti Diplomatic institutions of the Russian Federation to stop the issue of visas to foreigners

“the situation with the spread of the coronavirus we discussed yesterday with the heads of governments of CIS countries. I have informed them that starting March 18th, that is tomorrow, and – until may 1 – the entry into Russia of foreign citizens and individuals without citizenship will be restricted,” – said Mishustin.

He also stressed that the Russian government is doing everything to avoid mass spread of coronavirus.

“We know and are doing everything necessary to carefully and thoughtfully go through this difficult period, will implement proactive measures based on data collected from countries where the situation develops in an adverse scenario,” he said.