In the coming days, the Finnish authorities will prohibit citizens of the Russian Federation from entering the republic for tourism purposes on any Schengen visas. Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto announced this on Friday at a press conference, which was broadcast textually by the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.
“All those who cross the border for the purpose of tourism are prohibited from entering the country. This applies both to those who travel on Schengen visas previously issued by Finland, and to those who travel on Schengen visas of other countries,” the minister said.
He added that citizens of the Russian Federation will be allowed to enter the republic for the purpose of work, study and visiting relatives.