More than 260 trucks piled up in front of the checkpoints in Primorye after China stopped the passage of vehicles across the state border with the Russian Federation, according to the Far Eastern Customs Administration. Meanwhile, Russian customs officers continue their routine work at these checkpoints, RIA Novosti reports.
On Monday morning, 141 vehicles were stranded in front of the Pogranichny checkpoint, with one vehicle added in one day. There are also 125 cars in front of Poltavka, the customs department said in a statement.
The department also noted that the Chinese side did not officially inform the Russian side of the reasons for the border closure.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that Russia’s borders with some countries may remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic until September 2021, Russian Tourism Industry Union (RST) President Andrey Ignatyev said, TASS reports.