Finnish and EU flags wave outside Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland. More than 1 million Russian citizens have entered the bloc through land border crossing points since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion, most of them via Finland and Estonia. Photo: AFP
Finnish and EU flags wave outside Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland. More than 1 million Russian citizens have entered the bloc through land border crossing points since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion, most of them via Finland and Estonia. Photo: AFP
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Ukraine war: EU makes travel harder for Russians but balks at visa ban

  • Kyiv has been asking allies to impose blanket restrictions on Russian visitors in wake of Moscow’s invasion
  • With members divided on the issue, the EU is for now making the visa process longer and more expensive, though stricter measures could still be in the works

Finnish and EU flags wave outside Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland. More than 1 million Russian citizens have entered the bloc through land border crossing points since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion, most of them via Finland and Estonia. Photo: AFP
Finnish and EU flags wave outside Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland. More than 1 million Russian citizens have entered the bloc through land border crossing points since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion, most of them via Finland and Estonia. Photo: AFP
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