That's according to Interfax, citing the FSB's Border Guard Department for Crimea, Ukrinform reports.
It is specified that this decision will come into force at 20:00 on July 31. From now on, only emergency services personnel and citizens performing defense and emergency response work will be able to get to the spit.
According to the argumentation of the "FSB Border Directorate", the restrictions are imposed under a special order and are "necessary to localize security threats" to the Crimean population, military and other facilities in the area.
The Arabat Spit is a narrow and long strip of land in the northeastern part of the Crimean peninsula, consisting mainly of shell material and separating the Sivash Bay from the Sea of Azov.