Russia will temporarily suspend the visa-free tourist trips to China

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the Russian Government has ordered to temporarily suspend visa-free tourist trips to China because of the outbreak of coronavirus, reports RIA Novosti.

This is done to ensure the security of the state, to protect public health and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) in the country. Instructions were given to the interior Ministry, foreign Ministry and the FSB.

Earlier it had temporarily suspended regular flights of Russian and Chinese airlines from Russia to China and back. With the exception of flights from Moscow to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong (and return flight).

Flights of Russian airlines in other cities in China translated regular basis for Charter. Because of this possible change in the schedule.

the Russians evacuated from Hubei province, now the Embassy generates a list of these people. In this regard, the Russian citizens are encouraged to provide their data. For the rest of China’s citizens is also available on the hotline.

the First cases became known in the end of December 2019. Focus of infection called the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. Killed 259 people, and the number infected has reached nearly 12 thousand.

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