As of 1 February, vehicles cannot cross the border in Narva

Russia has announced that as of 1 February 2024, reconstruction works will start at the Ivangorod border crossing point, and as a result it will not be possible to cross the border by vehicles via the Narva-Ivangorod border crossing point.

The border crossing point will remain open for pedestrians.

As far as the PBGB is aware, the reconstruction works at the Ivangorod border crossing point will be completed by the end of 2025.
The PBGB advises not to travel to Russia.

Questions – Answers

Is the Narva-Ivangorod border crossing point going to be closed?

As of the first of February, the border will be closed to all vehicles in both directions. It will be possible to cross the border on foot.

When will the Narva-Ivangorod border crossing point be closed?

The border crossing point will be open until 31.01 at 23:59 and on 01.02 at 00:00 the border crossing point will be closed for vehicles.

How can I return to Estonia?

You can return to Estonia via the open border crossing points. Koidula and Luhamaa border crossing points are currently open for vehicles.

When will the Narva-Ivangorod border crossing point be reopened?

Russia has announced that it will close the border crossing point to vehicles in order to be able to carry out construction works at the Ivangorod border crossing point. They claim that the works will be completed by the end of 2025.

Why will the border crossing point be closed to vehicles?

Russia has announced that it will close the border crossing point to vehicles in order to be able to carry out construction works at the Ivangorod border crossing point.

Where can I cross the border to or from Russia by vehicle?

At the moment, vehicles can cross the border via the border crossing points at Koidula and Luhamaa.

Can Russia also restrict border crossings by vehicles at Koidula/Luhamaa?

At the moment, we have not been given such information, but Russia can make decisions unexpectedly and therefore the police advise not to travel to Russia.

Is the closure of the border crossing point related to an attack using migrants?

No. The decision not to allow vehicles to cross the border at the Narva-Ivangorod border crossing point has been taken by Russia, while stating the desire to rebuild the Ivangorod border crossing point as the reason.

No construction works are carried out at the Ivangorod border crossing point. Why are vehicles not allowed to cross the border?

The police structure their work at the border crossing point based on information officially sent from Russia and cannot comment on when the construction works will actually start.