OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree that prohibits Chinese citizens from entering the territory of the country.

This was reported to journalists in the headquarters for the fight against the spread of new coronavirus. A travel ban to Russia is imposed for Chinese citizens visiting the country for tourism, business, educational and private purposes. The border will be closed for them from February 20. The decision was made “in order to ensure the security of the state, protection of public health and non-spread of new coronavirus infection.”

The Russian authorities also temporarily suspend the processing of documents for Chinese citizens to enter Russia, including accepting documents for a visa, issuing invitations to enter and permits for attracting foreign workers. Acceptance of all kinds of these documents will be stopped on February 19.