Belarus shuts borders: Citizens barred from leaving and foreigners must provide documents

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Border force has confirmed only Belarusian citizens and foreign nations with a residential permit in Belarus can depart the country.

Those with a temporary residence card in another country are not allowed to leave.

The State Border Committee said: “A temporary residence permit in a foreign state is not a basis for leaving Belarus.

“Departure from the country through ground checkpoints is limited for both Belarusian citizens and foreigners with a residence permit in Belarus.” 

More to follow. 

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