Finland expects up-tick in cross-border traffic after lifting restrictions at external borders – Helsinki Times

“Health authorities have judged that no health grounds remain for restrictions at external borders,” reads a press release published by the Ministry of the Interior.

Internal border controls, that is health-security measures affecting passengers from other parts of the EU or Schengen Area, were lifted at the beginning of the year.

The removal of restrictions at external borders, the ministry stated, is expected to prompt an increase in traffic from third countries, including across the eastern border. The volumes will depend on factors such as the willingness of Russian nationals to travel and the number of valid visas.

The Ministry of the Interior also said it has no knowledge of the restrictions on cross-border traffic that may be imposed by Russia after 30 June.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

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