Finland Closes Border to Russian Tourists


The Finnish government announced on Thursday that it would bar Russians from entering as tourists, a long-discussed move that closes off the last land route into the European Union for people fleeing the Kremlin’s military mobilization effort.

The closure takes effect at midnight on Friday, Finland’s government announced.

Finland is a member of the Schengen area, which allows free travel within 26 countries in Europe. Approximately 80 percent of Russians entering Finland with tourist…



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