Finland does not plan to open the border to Russian tourists

The head of the negotiating group for the formation of the new government of Finland, Petteri Orpo, said that restrictions on entry for Russian tourists to the country will be extended.

Photo: Border between Finland and Russia. Source: MaranMatters

It is known that in September last year, the Finnish authorities decided to close the border to Russian tourists.

This was reported by Yle.

It is noted that the restrictions imposed on Russian citizens will end when the current government completes its work. However, according to Petteri Orpo, the new government will not change anything in this regard.

“Obviously, the entry restrictions will remain in place as the war continues,” he stated.

The source also added that this week Russia announced that it would close its consulate in Lappeenranta and withdraw its consent to the activities of the Petrozavodsk and Murmansk branches of the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg. Orpo called this a predictable scenario.

As reported earlier, according to Antti Pelttari, the head of SUPO (the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service), the Russian intelligence officers were working under diplomatic cover, and their activities were complicated by the fact that Finland has restricted entry to the country for Russians.

It was also reported that at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, law enforcement officers froze the land on which the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Helsinki is located, as well as the real estate owned by it.

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