Estonia joins call for ban on Russian tourists

Estonia joins call for ban on Russian tourists

Estonia today joined Finland and Latvia in urging the EU to close its borders to Russian travelers, echoing a call from Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

"Stop issuing tourist visas to Russians. Visiting Europe is a privilege, not a human right," Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas wrote.

Kallas pointed out that most enter the EU through the bloc's eastern border with Russia, putting a burden on Estonia, Latvia and Finland as the "sole access points."

The bloc has issued a series of sanctions against Russia , including a ban on air travel to Russia, but has not banned Russian travelers, who can still enter the EU by bus or car.

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