For foreign citizens closed the border checkpoint “Red Hill” on the route Moscow — Minsk.
But the meeting with participation of representatives of the Ministry of culture, Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the transport Ministry and border guards of the FSB, it was decided that “Red Hill” near Smolensk is designed exclusively for the travel of citizens of the Union States – Russia and Belarus.
As explained by the press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Irina Tyurina, foreigners must pass through other checkpoints on the border of Russia with Ukraine and the Baltic States. Moreover, even if the foreigner, who visited Minsk decides to fly in a Russian plane, it will also be a violation.
“Save only direct flights from foreign cities to any city of Russia”, — she said.