All bus tickets from St. Petersburg to Tallinn and Helsinki for July are sold out
International bus carriers Lux Express and Ecolines note the boom in demand for bus services from St. Petersburg to Tallinn (Estonia) and Helsinki (Finland) amid the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
According to Lux Express, from July 4 to July 18, ticket sales on routes from St. Petersburg increased by 37% compared to the previous two weeks.
"In general, almost 100% of the tickets have been bought out for the coming days. To Helsinki, seats are sold out till the second week of August," the company said.
Currently, Lux Express buses from St. Petersburg to Tallinn depart six times a day, and from St. Petersburg to Helsinki - four times on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, five times on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Nowadays, the sales depth is up to 20 days. At the same time, the company arranges additional buses on the lines.
According to the Russian North-Western Customs Administration, on July 15-17, over 9,9 thousand people and about 3,6 thousand cars, heading from the Russian Federation, crossed the Russian-Finnish border through checkpoints in the Leningrad Region. About 8,4 thousand people and over 1,1 thousand cars were registered at the Russian-Estonian during this period.
On July 15, a decree of the Russian government came into force, according to which coronavirus restrictions on movement across the borders of the Russian Federation were lifted. The document gave travelers the opportunity to cross the border without any reason.