Baltic countries and Poland close their doors to Russian tourists | War in Ukraine

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Baltic countries and Poland close their doors to Russian tourists | War in Ukraine

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">Russian tourists no longer have access since Monday to the national territory of Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.

Four of the five countries of the The European Union bordering Russia is refusing entry to Russian tourists from Monday, saying they should not travel as long as Moscow is at war with Ukraine.

Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have imposed new restrictions, while Finland, which remains open to Russian tourists, has reduced the number of consular appointments available for visa applications. /p>

The European Union has banned all flights from Russia, allowing only rail and road connections, and this month it agreed to suspend the existing agreement between Brussels and Moscow facilitating the granting of visas to Russian nationals.

The ban, which came into force on Monday, does not target Russian dissidents seeking refuge in the EU as well as truck drivers, refugees, permanent residents of EU countries as well as people visiting family members.

Less than a tenth of the approximately 4,000 Russians entering Estonia daily are thus inadmissible under e these new rules, officials said.

Russia has indicated that it will retaliate to the restrictions, but will not close to the ban. EU.

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