Media reported about the closure of the Russian-Belarusian border for foreigners

Border checkpoint on the route Moscow — Minsk refused to bring to Russia foreign citizens through Belarus. As reported by “Interfax” told the press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Irina Tyurina.

“The meeting at the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, where they invited representatives of the foreign Ministry, the border service of FSB, Ministry of transport, the border guards said that the border checkpoint Krasnaya Gorka near Smolensk, designed exclusively for travel of citizens of Russia and Belarus — two countries enter into a Federal state, there is no border. Accordingly, the intersection of this paragraph, by train or by cars to or citizens of other countries are illegitimate. According to them, the checkpoint for the passage of representatives of all third countries is, indeed, closed and unlikely to open,” — said Turina.

Earlier in September, the Polish Embassy in Moscow has sent Russia a note, saying that Russian border guards do not allow the poles in the country through the border with Belarus.

Then the FSB of Russia said that the Russian-Belarusian border, there is no international border crossing points. “Today there are points of simplified border only for citizens of Russia and Belarus, so the Russian side could not impose any additional restrictions of the permit regime in this area of its border,” — said the source Agency “RIA Novosti”.