Russia to pause electronic visas to Chinese nationals: Foreign ministry

A plane flies over the Russian flag atop the Konstantin Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 24, 2015. (File photo: AP)

Russia will temporarily stop issuing electronic visas to Chinese nationals from Thursday in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the foreign ministry said.

On Wednesday, Russia said it would limit its railway links with China from Jan. 31, leaving only direct trains between Moscow and Beijing.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05