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Finland to close border to Russians with EU tourism visas

Mobilisation order had a "significant impact" on decision

29 September, 14:58
(ANSA-AFP) - HELSINKI, SEP 29 - Finland will bar Russians with Schengen tourist visas from entering the country from Friday, the government said Thursday following a surge in arrivals after Moscow's mobilisation order for the war in Ukraine. "The decision aims to completely prevent the current situation of Russian tourism to Finland and the related transit through Finland," foreign minister Pekka Haavisto told a press conference, adding that the mobilisation order had a "significant impact" on Finland's decision. (ANSA-AFP).

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