Russia 15 March closes for foreigners land border with Poland and Norway
Photo: Andrew Nikitichev / AGN Moscow Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin requested from March 15 to temporarily suspend the passing through the Russian-Polish and Russian-Norwegian land border, foreign citizens arriving in Russia for a tourist, educational, work and private purposes.
the Press service of the President of Russia
the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin requested from March 15 to temporarily suspend the passing through the Russian-Polish and Russian-Norwegian land border, foreign citizens arriving in Russia for accommodation, training, work and private purposes. An exception will be made for the citizens of Belarus, as well as members of official delegations and persons with views of the residentthe business in Russia.
the Corresponding order was given following the meeting held on 12 March, reported Saturday on the website of the government of the Russian Federation. On March 16, Russia restricts regular air traffic with the EU countries, Norway and Switzerland, except flights between the capitals of these States, through the terminal F of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
Earlier, Russia has restricted flights to China, South Korea, Iran, Germany, Spain, Italy and France.
Council of the Federation due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus has decided to suspend all visits of their delegations abroad, members of the Federation Council is prohibited to travel outside of the Russian Federation with the exception of “extraordinary cases.” The speaker of the upper house Valentina Matvienko has declared that will personally give the approval for the issuance of passports.
Matvienko explained that the trip will be shifted to another, more favorable time – “when it is clear that the world situation is stabilized,” reports the Telegraph. Also suspended the reception of foreign delegations from countries with unfavorable situation of coronavirus.
the Speaker also instructed the office of the upper house at least to issue passes for entrance to the Federation Council. All people entering the building to measure temperature. Earlier it became known that the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security, Vladimir Kozhin switched to a mode of the 14-day isolation after a trip to France. In this regard, he did not participate in voting on amendments to the Constitution, which provide, among other things, the nullification of presidential terms of Vladimir Putin. Symptoms of coronavirus Kozhin was not detected.
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska, meanwhile, proposed to completely close the Russian border due to the coronavirus. “While in Russia, the need to impose a full quarantine. It’s not panic, not a manifestation of helplessness of society, but the right decision,” wrote the businessman in his Telegram-channel. In his opinion, you also need to cancel all public events and “to provide people with the opportunity to spend at home 60 days”.
According to Deripaska, Russia is not ready for a pandemic coronavirus, the consequences of which for the Russian authorities may be more serious than the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
At the moment in Russia revealed 47 cases of coronavirus infection, 24 cases were recorded in Moscow. Two new cases identified in Kemerovo. Another man with suspected coronavirus admitted to a hospital in Novokuznetsk. Eight people were recovered.