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Visa ban for Russians comes into force

Russia Today 18 Aug 2022
Earlier this week, Finland announced that it's cutting the number of entry visas available to Russians by half, with just a hundred tourist permits now being issued per day. Both Tallinn and Helsinki have also been calling for a total ban on issuing Schengen tourist visas to holders of Russian passports ... .

Finland limits visas to Russians amid rush of Europe-bound tourists

The Philadelphia Inquirer 17 Aug 2022
The Finnish government agreed on Tuesday to curtail their numbers, after Russian tourists begun using Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport ...

Finland to sharply cut Russian tourist visas amid outcry over Ukraine war

Sott 17 Aug 2022
Speaking to reporters in Helsinki, Haavisto said Russian tourist visas would be cut to 10 ...

Finland is tightening visa regulations for Russian visitors

TeluguStop 17 Aug 2022
Helsinki 17 August . Finland will issue less visas for tourists to Russians starting in September in the wake of Russia's continuing incursion of. Read More. ....

EU looks to Russian tourist visa ban as means to help end Ukraine war

Anadolu Agency 17 Aug 2022
Active discussions are continuing among several European Union member states on the need to ban tourist visas for Russian citizens amid the Ukraine war ... Helsinki will cut the number of Russian tourist visas it issues by 90% due to rising discontent over the war on Ukraine.

Finland limits tourist visas for Russians

Al Jazeera 16 Aug 2022
Tourist visas will not stop completely, but their number will be significantly reduced, ” Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said on Tuesday in Helsinki, amid a rush of Russian visitors bound for Europe. Haavisto said the decision had come as an influx of Russian tourists began ...

Finland to reduce availability of Russian tourist visas: minister

Xinhua 16 Aug 2022
HELSINKI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Finland is to reduce the availability of tourist visas to Russians to a tenth of the current numbers, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting ... Finland to reduce availability of Russian tourist visas.

Estonian visa cancellation has ordinary Russians worried

Yahoo Daily News 16 Aug 2022
1, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said on Tuesday, amid a rush of Russian tourists bound for Europe. Haavisto said the decision had come as an influx of Russian tourists began using Finland and its Helsinki-Vantaa Airport as a gateway towards European holiday destinations, after Russia lifted pandemic-related border restrictions a month ago ... ....

Germany opposes Russian-visa ban - Scholz

Russia Today 16 Aug 2022
... issuance of Schengen visas to Russian tourists. Earlier this month, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto suggested that regardless of the bloc’s decision, Helsinki could soon extend processing times for Russian tourists and prioritize student, family, and worker visas.

Friendliest cities in the world

North Shore News 13 Aug 2022
It’s easy to research common factors like popular tourist attractions, weather, or exchange rates, but one much less covered factor is the friendliest of the local people ... The travel site analyzed the top 500 global tourist destinations, paying special attention to factors that make tourists feel welcome ... Helsinki, Finland.

Finland debating stop to tourist visas for Russian citizens

The Guardian 29 Jul 2022
... onwards to other European destinations – and Helsinki remains the only EU member to routinely grant tourist visas.

Helsinki city guide: your weekend break sorted

The Times/The Sunday Times 24 Jul 2022
Get to know Helsinki and you will find the city’s spirit reflects its architecture — behind the cool exterior is a warm heart and a high energy ... An aerial view of Helsinki ... Even if you are not a fan of tourist spots, breakfast at Café Engel is the best way to take in the Senate Square, Helsinki’s most famed landmark ... JUSSI HELLSTEN/HELSINKI PARTNERS.

Helsinki Tourist Information serving in summer 2022 (City of Helsinki)

Public Technologies 06 Jun 2022
Tourists have again arrived in Helsinki after two summers of uncertainty. The City of Helsinki Tourist Information has updated and revamped its services to better serve both tourists and residents and to be available for them where questions arise ... In addition to tourist ...

Summer Sustainability Draws Travelers to the Nordics: Outdoor Adventures and Cultural Immersions for Every Traveler

Victoria Advocate 02 Jun 2022
Travelers can capitalize on warmer weather and the Midnight Sun for all-day adventures ... An eco-friendly sauna to consider is Löyly in Helsinki ... The sustainable certified Helsinki Helicopter Tour is a popular tourist activity for locals because it takes passengers to places that aren't easily accessed, such as the archipelago and natural forests ... ....

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