Starting 18 March, all restrictions on movement within the Union State of Russia and Belarus will be lifted. The corresponding directive was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
The document follows the agreements reached by Mikhail Mishustin and Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko who was in Moscow on 14 March.
Personal trips from Russia to Belarus and back have been strictly regulated since 2020. Only trips for family visits, medical treatment, and studies were permitted.
“Freedom of movement is important for the development of trade and economic cooperation and people-to-people contacts between our brotherly nations. Today it is vital due to the increasing restrictions imposed by unfriendly countries. I believe that strengthening integration within the Union State is the best response to the sanctions pressure on Russia and Belarus,” Mikhail Mishustin noted in his opening remarks at the Government meeting on 17 March.