China refuses to open land border with Russia

As the press service of the Government of the Primorsky Territory of Russia reported yesterday, the Chinese authorities refused to open the land border with Russia against the backdrop of the epidemiological situation in the country.


At a briefing, Alexei Starichkov, head of the Primorsky Territory International Cooperation Agency, said that serious restrictions are in place in China due to the spread of COVID-19: “Serious restrictions on the movement of people and goods between different cities continue to apply, including in the border settlements of Suifenhe, Duning and others. Therefore, for now, the Chinese side is not ready to receive Russian tourists.”


At the same time, according to Alekey Starichkov, it is currently difficult to make any forecasts about the timing of the opening of the border between Russia and China. China's regulations are so strict that truck drivers traveling between Russia and China are not even allowed to stay overnight in China, so Russian drivers are forced to return to Russia the same day they cross the border.


As recalled in the press service of the Government of the Primorsky Territory of Russia, Russia had previously lifted restrictions on the exit of Russians to China and the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons into Russia through the land border with China due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus.