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EU envoy does not expect soonest opening of borders with Russia

14:23, 03 October 2020 58
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With the growing incidence of coronavirus worldwide, it is too early to talk about opening the EU countries for Russians, said EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer.


I think now that we see an increase in coronavirus incidence, it is challenging to answer this question. We see this both in Russia and in the EU, RIA Novosti quotes him.

The diplomat noted that the European Union updates assessments of the situation with coronavirus and the prospects for opening borders with individual countries every two weeks.

I don't think there is an immediate perspective. We are now at the beginning of October — maybe we will have the best assessments at the end of October, the ambassador added.

Most borders were closed in the first half of 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now countries are resuming flights in some directions.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Russian scientists had developed a device detecting COVID-19 in air.