Finland does not want to be a transit country for Russians who travel to other EU countries.
Finland plans to make a decision on a total entry ban for Russians soon.
Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said at a press conference in New York that Finland is urgently preparing a decision on tourist visas for Russians, Yle reports.
“Finland does not want to be a transit country for Schengen visas issued by other countries, and now we want to control this movement,” said Haavisto.
According to Haavisto, the authorities are currently preparing a decision on how to limit this tourist movement or completely stop it, and this issue will soon be submitted to Parliament.
“There are no moral or ethical grounds for Russian tourists to continue to go on vacation, as if nothing had happened,” the Finnish Foreign Minister said.
Formerly at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland Foreign Ministry reported that more and more men of military age are striving to get from Russia to Finland. The consular department of the Foreign Ministry believes that the announcement of mobilization in Russia will exacerbate this phenomenon.