Finland does not intend to lift restrictions on entry from Russia until mid-July
The Finnish government announced that restrictions due to coronavirus will remain on the border with Russia until at least July 14th.
“Restrictions at external borders (in particular, at the Finnish-Russian border) for persons arriving from other third countries are valid until July 14. At the external borders, only returning to Finland and transit at Helsinki Vantaa Airport are allowed. The entry into the country of family members of Finnish citizens is allowed for citizens of all countries," the government said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Finland from Monday will ease travel restrictions on trips to the Baltic countries, Norway and Iceland. In particular, upon arrival from these countries quarantine is not necessary.
However, the Finnish leadership upheld restrictive measures on the border with Sweden. Entrance to Finland from this country is permitted only in a number of cases, for example, for family reasons.
In addition, starting in July, it will be allowed to arrange events for up to 500 people in the open air, but the organizers will need to ensure that guests maintain social distance.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.