Directive No. 2338-r of September 12, 2020
Russia opens the border with South Ossetia and lifts restrictions on entry/exit with the country for some categories of specialists that were introduced in the wake of the coronavirus spread. The directive was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
Starting today, citizens of South Ossetia will be able to enter Russia again without restrictions, while the residents of Russia will be allowed to cross the border with this republic. The decision on lifting these restrictions was made following the September 10 meeting of the crisis centre headed by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. Now it has been sealed by Government directive.
In addition, entry/exit to and from Russia is now allowed for sea and riverboat crews at Russian ports. They can cross using motor vehicles, air, railway and marine transport. This decision was made to make crew changes possible.
Restrictions on crossing the Russian border will no longer apply to specialists that control the quality of equipment produced by Russian companies under contracts related to the construction of nuclear power plants abroad in the framework of Russia’s international agreements with its foreign partners.
Those who are involved in issuing certificates for new aircraft and maintaining airworthiness of domestically manufactured planes used by Russian companies will also be allowed to freely cross the border with South Ossetia.