Russia suspends entry of Chinese nationals starting February 20

Russia suspends entry of Chinese nationals starting February 20
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  • calendar-gray 18 February 2020

 Russia will temporarily suspend the entry of Chinese citizens to the country amid the threat of the spread of deadly coronavirus infection, anti-coronavirus operative headquarters announced on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"From midnight local time [21:00 GMT] on February 20, 2020, temporarily suspend the passage of citizens of the People’s Republic of China across the state border of the Russian Federation, who enter the country for work, as well as for private, educational and tourist purposes," the HQ said in a statement.

According to the statement, Russia also suspends from February 19 the acceptance of documents, the processing and issuance of invitations for Chinese nationals to enter Russia for working purposes, as well as permits to attract and use Chinese employees and work permits for Chinese citizens residing outside of Russia.

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