Is it possible to cross the Crimean bridge now? Read in the following material.
The Crimean Bridge is a 19-kilometer transport viaduct across the Kerch Strait. It has been providing uninterrupted motor vehicle communication between Crimea and mainland Russia for more than two years. It is the main transport artery by which Russians travel to the peninsula, and Crimeans travel to the mainland. Therefore, in the situation with the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed in the regions, many people are interested whether it is possible now to cross the Crimean bridge and what the situation is at the traffic control points. Let's figure it out.
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, checkpoints for the inspection of people have been working on the Crimean Bridge since April 2. For example, only those who are officially registered on the territory of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, own real estate in Crimea or are sent to the peninsula on a business trip ordered by government authorities, are allowed on the peninsula. Those who travel on business trips from private entities and companies are required to stay in quarantine for two weeks in a medical observatory at their own expense or at the expense of the employer. Also, the passage through the bridge is allowed for freight transport, delivering goods from the mainland to the peninsula and in the opposite direction.
All those entering Crimea fill out a questionnaire showing the purpose of arrival, contact details and are sent to mandatory self-isolation for 14 days. Moreover, they must be at the address written by them in the questionnaire on entering the peninsula. The rest, who have no legal grounds and permission to enter Crimea, are sent for two weeks to a medical observatory at their own expense.
In the Krasnodar Territory, quarantine in the municipalities was lifted on May 23, but traffic between municipalities remains restricted until June 6. That is, all restrictions on moving outside the region and the probability of being in a medical observatory in case of violation of the prohibitions established due to the pandemic remain valid.
Thus, it is possible to cross the Crimean Bridge only if there are good reasons. However, until the epidemiological situation stabilizes, it is recommended to limit trips around the country, observe safety rules and stay at home if possible.
The spread of coronavirus began at the end of December last year. The nidus of the infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 190 countries. On March 11, WHO announced a coronavirus pandemic. Since the end of March, a number of restrictive measures have been in force in the regions of Russia. In particular, in Crimea the high-readiness for emergency regime was established two months ago and remains in force. From May 12 a mandatory mask regime in public places was introduced.