On Monday, March 16, several countries announced the closure of borders and the introduction of quarantines due to the spread of the coronavirus. Russia has closed the border with Belarus. Of the 14 land borders of Russia, only two remain open — with Azerbaijan and Finland.
Russia has closed the border with Belarus since March 16. Previously almost all of Russia’s land borders were closed: with Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and the DPRK. In addition, Russia has banned citizens of Italy, Iran, South Korea and China from entering the country. Continue reading