Finnish-Russian border will remain closed at least until mid-June
The Finnish authorities extended the ban on crossing the border with Russia until June 14, the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg said.
“The State Council of Finland, by its decision of May 7, decided to extend the temporary restrictions on the Finnish border until June 14, 2020. The restrictions on the Finnish-Russian border remain in force at least until June 14. There is no additional information on the opening of tourist movement on the external borders of the Schengen agreement zone, including the Finnish-Russian border," the statement said.
The Consulate General noted that they receive many questions about opening of the internal borders of the Schengen zone for business trips and other urgent trips since May 14. "It should be noted that the Russian Federation is not part of the Schengen zone, so the decision does not apply to the Finnish-Russian border," the diplomatic mission emphasized.
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.