The Finnish-Russian border welcomes tourists

From June 30, 2022 on, the Finnish government has announced that it will open its border with Russia for tourism activities and tourists. Travelers are not asked to own a vaccination certificate or negative COVID-19 PCR test for crossing the border.

The Finnish government has been opening the border for Russian tourists since June 30, and for the past 2 years it has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and coronavirus restrictions. This was reported on the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Finland.

The decision was made, since there are currently no medical grounds to extend the restrictions, the department said in a statement. "Third-country travelers arriving in Finland no longer have to present vaccination certificates or negative PCR tests for COVID-19, nor do they have to take a coronavirus test at border crossings," the Finnish Interior Ministry said in a statement.

At the same time, according to the embassy in Finland, Kommersant noted that Russia, in turn, maintains COVID restrictions on the exit of citizens.