Train Beijing – Moscow returned to Russia without passengers

Photos: Moscow 24/Cyril Kochmar

Passenger train Beijing – Moscow on Monday morning, crossed the state border of Russia without passengers.

As the press service of the government of Transbaikalia, it happened after the suspension of railway communication with China. “With the train railroad special preventive measures”, – stated in the message.

Unused tickets issued in the Russian sales points, passengers can return without deduction of charges and fees. The company “Russian Railways” (RZD) has suspended passenger service with China on 3 February due to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus.

Russia temporarily suspends passenger service with China

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced the government decision to close all flights of the airlines in China, except for flights of “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Four Chinese airlines will continue flights to Moscow.

a New mode of air transport with China introduced from 1 February. In addition, the Sheremetyevo airport, moved all flight with departure or arrival from China at the terminal F. thus the mail and freight from China to stop is not planned.

the restrictions on air traffic between Russia and China and the evacuation of Russians from Wuhan will not affect the planned export of Russian citizens from the Chinese island of Hainan. According to the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze, the only limits are regular flights from mainland China.

the First cases became known in the end of December 2019. Focus of infection called the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. The who declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus emergency situation of international importance. According to the latest figures, killed 304 people, and the number infected has reached nearly 15 thousand.

the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation has developed a booklet with information that needbut to know about the coronavirus.

Photos: the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation

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