OREANDA-NEWS In Russia, from August 19, new rules for the transportation of fruits, vegetables and flowers in baggage across the state border will take effect, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

Thus, the Russians will be able to carry no more than five kilograms of fruits and vegetables, as well as no more than three bouquets, each of which may contain no more than 15 flowers, leaves, or other parts of plants.

This applies to both baggage and hand luggage.

For larger shipments at the border, phytosanitary certificates will be required. If they are not, the goods will be returned back or destroyed, and at the expense of the owner.

New regulations will apply to products with high pest risk. This list includes dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes, mangosteen, as well as apricots, cherries, cherries, peaches, plums and citrus fruits.

In addition, legumes and nuts, as well as vegetables, came under restrictions: tomatoes, various types of cabbage, carrots, turnips, radishes, cucumbers, all kinds of bulbs, tubers.

New baggage rules will apply to passengers of all types of transport, including water, air, rail and road transport, as well as crew members of ships, airplanes, dining cars. In addition, new restrictions will affect parcel post.