Finland, from Friday, July 1, removes all coronavirus restrictions on entry into the country for all tourists, including Russians.
Thus, when crossing the border, all travelers from third countries are exempt from presenting a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 and passing tests for coronavirus. They will only need a valid visa to enter the country.
The Finnish authorities expect that the lifting of restrictions will increase traffic from third countries – the eastern border of the state with Russia is separately noted.
“The volume of traffic is influenced, among other things, by the desire of Russians to travel and the number of valid visas,” the report says.
Earlier, Finland announced the lifting of restrictions on accepting visa applications from Russians.
Thus, since today, July 1, Finland has resumed the round-the-clock operation of the three largest checkpoints on the border with Russia: Imatra, Valimaa and Nuijamaa.