Wikimedia Commons, RIA Novosti/Border control, illustrative photo
15.05.2017

Russia introduces border controls for planes from Belarus


Photo: Wikimedia Commons, RIA Novosti/Border control, illustrative photo

Effective from May 15, all flights between Belarus and Russian cities are treated as international. Passengers arriving from and departing to Belarus will be subject to border controls, according to the press service of the National Airport Minsk. Russia has introduced the measure in respond to Belarus' 5-day visa-free regime for nationals of over 80 countries, including EU member states and the United States. The has more useful details about how the new procedures may affect the transit passengers arriving to and departing from Russia.