Further International Travel Restrictions due to Coronavirus

Russia – Czech Republic – Poland

Russian Railways has suspended international passenger services into Czech Republic via Poland. These measures became effective on 13 March 2020. The affected services include the Prague-Moscow services.

Passengers who have already purchased tickets can cancel them free of charge.

Latvia – Lithuania – Belarus – Ukraine

Cabinet ministers in Latvia decided on 14 March to close the state border for international passenger transport to curb the spread of coronavirus. As a result, all international passenger transport conducted by Ldz Cargo and L-Ekspresis will be suspended.

The services affected include those between Latvia and Russia (Moscow and St Petersburg). There will also be no passenger services on the Minsk-Riga (Belarus-Latvia) route and the Kiev-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga (Ukraine-Belarus-Lithuania-Latvia) route.


Starting on 18 March, Spain’s national operator Renfe will cut its AVE, Long Distance, Medium Distance and Avant services by 50 percent in line with the exceptional measures put in place by the government.

To cut down the risk of contamination, Renfe is also suspending its cafeteria services, mobile bar, catering on board, distribution of press and headphone. It will further close all club rooms at stations.

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