Finland to ban entry to Russian tourists starting midnight
The Finnish government said Thursday it would significantly limit passenger traffic on Finland's border with Russia, banning Russian citizens travelling with tourist visas from entering the Nordic country effective Friday.
The government justified its decision by saying that the continued arrival of Russian tourists in Finland is endangering the country's international relations. It didn't specify further.
As of Sept. 1, Finland slashed the number of visas — including for tourism purposes — issued to Russian citizens to one-tenth of the typical number, a move is seen as a show of solidarity with Ukraine.
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