New tourist routes will connect St. Petersburg and Finland in 2021
Routes connecting St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region with four Finnish cities will open in 2021, the press service of the Leningrad Region government reports.
The routes will be arranged within the framework of the project - "Tourist Corridor" St. Petersburg – Saimaa. They will link Russia with the Finnish Savonlinna, Imatra, Lappeenranta and Mikkeli.
According to the press service, the region will also open ecological, walking and cycling routes. Currently, they are being prepared and equipped.
In addition, next year, five new routes "Star of Victory" are being prepared, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, as well as four rural routes.
So far, Russians should not wait the opening of the border with Finland at least until September 8th. The northern country has once again extended travel restrictions, explaining this by an increase of the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the world. Previously, restrictive measures were announced before August 25.