From July 15, Russia is lifting all restrictions on border crossing by land transport, introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.
From July 14, restrictions on entry into Russia for foreign citizens through air and sea checkpoints will also be lifted.
The requirement for PCR tests for citizens of Belarus arriving by air in Russia is also cancelled.
Earlier, 71-year-old director Alexander Sokurov turned to the Human Rights Council because he was not allowed to leave Russia for Finland: he tried to cross the border by car in order to fly from there to an international cultural conference in Milan.
It was possible to leave Russia by motor transport, including regular buses, according to the order of the Russian government No. 763-r, only if there were good reasons - a residence permit, dual citizenship or close family ties.
Finland lifted anti-COVID entry restrictions on June 30, and from that date resumed receiving tourists from third countries, including Russia. Travelers only need a passport and a Schengen visa.