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

Border force has imposed strict restrictions on travel and confirmed only Belarusian citizens and foreign nationals with a residential permit in Belarus can depart the country.

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

A temporary residence permit in a foreign state is not a basis for leaving Belarus, the State Border Committee said. 

It added departure from the country through ground checkpoints is limited for both Belarusian citizens and foreigners with a residence permit in Belarus.

More to follow.