Russia suspends transborder travel of Iranian citizens
MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The Russian government has temporarily suspended transborder travel of Iranian citizens arriving for the purpose of studying, work, private reasons, tourism, and transit.
The government directive signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was published on the government website.
According to the directive, the restrictions will take effect on February 28.
The Russian Interior Ministry and its territorial branches have been tasked with suspending the acceptance and processing of documents and the issuance of invitations to Iranian citizens seeking to visit Russia for the aforesaid purposes.
The Russian Foreign Ministry will temporarily suspend the acceptance and processing of documents and the issuance of work, private, student, tourist, and transit visas to Iranian citizens via Russian embassies and consulates.
The Russian Foreign Ministry is also tasked with suspending the issuance of e-visas to Iranian citizens.