Repatriation of over 7,000 Russian pilgrims through Azerbaijan will not lead to the transition of the Azerbaijani-Iranian border points to intensive regime, the press service of the Azerbaijani State Border Service told Trend.
The stage-by-stage repatriation of the Russian pilgrims through Azerbaijan will last around 3 months.
Earlier, the pilgrims were planned to return through Turkey, but other route was chosen in relation to the spreading of bird flu in the country. The Russian government made a decision on repatriation of the pilgrims on the route Saudi Arabia-Kuwait-Iran-Azerbaijan.
The pilgrims as any other people crossing the border will be examined in the order envisaged in the law.
The pilgrims will be examined by a group of medical workers established at the border in relation to spreading of bird flu.