Russia announces first steps to ease border restrictions over COVID-19
People's Daily


People wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus walk an outdoor book market set up in Red Square with a Historical museum in the background in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Photo: AP)

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Monday announced the first steps to allow Russian citizens to travel beyond its borders after they closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Russian media reported.

Russians needing to work, study or care for relatives abroad are allowed to resume international travel for the first time since late March, Mishustin said in a televised meeting.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced on Monday that the city's lockdown will end from Tuesday, which means the digital pass system for residents will also be cancelled.