Updated at 00:09,21-11-2019

Foreigners Won’t Be Able To Enter Russia Via Belarus Starting 1 August

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Foreigners Won’t Be Able To Enter Russia Via Belarus Starting 1 August
It is no longer a possibility for a foreigner to enter Russia via Belarus, starting 1 August.

The restrictions will relate to natural persons only.

The third-country nationals wont’be able to cross the Belarusian-Russian border, the logistics website Logirus reports.

This is due to the Russian law “On the State Border of the Russian Federation.”

It says that all categories of foreign nationals may enter or leave Russia through multilateral/bilateral border crossing points open to international traffic.

However, there are no such border crossings at the Russian-Belarusian border.

Therefore, only citizens of Russia and Belarus can cross the border by car.

The International Road Transport Union and the Belarusian association of international carriers haven’t seen the reports yet.

Although, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry confirmed that the Russian side actually sent a notification to Belarus.

It means that Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian drivers will have to go around Belarus via Latvia and Ukraine to enter Russia.