Europe: Finland will close its border to Russian tourists between Thursday and Friday night, recorded by Helsingin Sanomat on Thursday.
The government of Finland has made the announcement that the details, this afternoon at 13:15 local time, with the influx of Russians, are expected to fall to half of the current levels.
Along with this, Interior Minister Krista Mikkonen (Green) mentioned in the statement during a government press conference on Wednesday, “The decision in principle to be made means that border traffic will decrease significantly on the eastern border.”
Finland intends to significantly limit Russian transit through the Northern European nation to the rest of the Schengen area, and Russian tourists are travelling to Finland.
Border control is expected to resemble pandemic entry rules, except restrictions will only apply to Russians.
The border of Finland will, therefore close to Russian tourists. Meanwhile, the nation is still accessible under particular circumstances.
The move follows an influx of Russians recently crossing the border to Finland, as per the Finnish Border Guard.
Meanwhile, it confirmed that it was monitoring the situation and that the maximum number had decreased on Wednesday, although there was more traffic than in recent weeks.
Since the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, announced ‘partial mobilisation’ in the previous week, Russian men have left the nation in droves to flee conscription. Border traffic to neighbouring countries has shot up, as have the prices of plane tickets out of Russia.
European Union Member States have failed to agree on a common approach to Russians fleeing mobilisation.