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24 March 2020, 13:00

Belarus, Russia to compile joint exit ban database by 1 April

MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia will compile a joint database by 1 April to list the citizens, who are forbidden to leave the countries, BelTA learned from Aleksei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry, on 24 March.

The official said: “We've received a separate list of the persons, whose right to go to a foreign state from Russia's territory is restricted. We are now integrating the data into Russian and Belarusian databases. We've started sharing the relevant data with Russia. The work should be finished by 1 April.”

In his words, Russia has shared information about some 3,000 citizens, who are not allowed to leave the country. The sides expect that removing a citizen from the exit ban database will not take more than 24 hours. “If it is not a public holiday or weekend, we expect it will be done within 24 hours,” the official said.

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