The Finnish authorities have stated that the nation is set to further restrict the entry of residents of Russia into the nation because it has been registering a excessive quantity of arrivals. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto, stated final week that every one Russians who maintain a sound vacationer visa could be banned from getting into the nation. This has been indicated by a information report from Schengen Visa.
In addition, the Minister famous that Russians would even be prohibited from utilizing Finland as a transit nation.Finland’s nationwide public broadcasting firm, Yle, defined that the Finnish authorities have determined to take such measures because the nation’s repute has been broken by retaining the border open for Russians.
Through a web based video from New York City, Haavisto stated that every one border crossings for tourism functions by means of its floor border could be prevented. Nonetheless, it was identified that the nation will proceed to stay open for some classes of travellers.
Haavisto added that consistent with the brand new coverage, which is at present present process preparation, restrictions will apply to these holding Schengen visas issued by different nations, too, and never solely to those that maintain a visa issued by the Finnish authorities.
In addition to the above-mentioned, the Minister identified that Finland will allow the cancellation of multiple-entry visas granted to residents of Russia. Finland has already requested the Commission of the European Union to problem a typical advice for all Schengen nations on the invalidation of visas issued to Russians and the imposition of entry bans for them.