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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania closed their borders Monday (September 19)  to Russian tourists, saying they should not travel while their country is at war with Ukraine.

Baltic states imposed new restrictions as Finland decided to remain open, though it has cut back the number of consular appointments available to  Russian travellers seeking visas. 
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    Tim-Andre Slach says:

    now, there is a border. different areas.
    thing to light.

    Anna M. says:

    While in Western Europe they are everywhere. Russian woman’s Shopping in high end stores all day!

    Eve Leung says:

    Very much like those wealth class Ukrainian woman also shopping in the high end stores all day, even their wealthier class Ukraine continue their night club party in Kiev every weekend. Enjoy your ultra high energy bill, it is totally worth for the so call EU value 😂😂 what better than enjoy a war time economy without actually in any form of war.

    Servius Tullus says:

    All Europe and the Americas and S Korea, Thailand, Japan need to do this, too. No diplomatic rights for a war-crime guilty government.

    evilmex says:

    no, they don’t have to. Sanitary corridor is role of baltics and Poland. Others don’t have to lose money

    Andrew Areva says:

    @Tym Ciach Lol as an American, I chuckled.

    ank says:

    @Andrew Areva American did many war crimes during Vietnam war in Laos Vietnam and Cambodia, did you know that?

    Steelmor says:

    @ank You are an evidence that they didn’t done enough.

    Nick Usalis Knight says:

    So proud of my country , and our fellow Baltic brothers ❤🇱🇹🇪🇪🇱🇻❤

    Shé says:

    I will never visit any Baltic because of this. These people are crazy. Regards from Florida.

    Nick Usalis Knight says:

    @Shé I’m assuming that’s a joke .

    Nick Usalis Knight says:

    @Dedy zee what we are great friends of America, Trump was not good, but he’s gone

    Rene' Meyer says:

    Yes well done!

    shogun88 says:

    Good move Baltic countries!

    Gus 1901 says:

    Well done ✅

    Emmanuel adu Bonsu says:

    Good decision 👏 👌 👍

    Mario Castro says:

    What took so long!

    Vale Visa says:

    All my respect for the Baltic countries.Not much for Finland.

    Perry Comeau says:

    Monitor both the Baltic and Black seas.

    Adrian says:

    “It’s very unfortunate that this is affecting ordinary people” it’s also unfortunate that ordinary innocent people are dying in Ukraine because of Putin which you or your relatives probably voted for.

    Дмитрий Соломатин says:

    “probably”
    What if they didn’t, genius?

    Eve Leung says:

    So you are saying the Donbass people being slaughtered for the past 8 years has no human value to you?

    C C says:

    VIVA President Zelenskyy he is a HERO!!!
    Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦🇪🇺🇺🇦🇪🇺🇺🇦.
    Glory to the BRAVE HEROES 🇺🇦🇪🇺🇺🇦🇪🇺🇺🇦.
    Ukraine will win this war!!

    David Glickman says:

    It makes sense. Ukraine lost Crimea due to Russian infiltration, why should the Baltic nations put themselves at risk? It’s a smart move.

    allyourcode says:

    How is blocking tourists going to protect from “infiltration”? Lots of people overstaying their visas? I don’t think preventing infiltration is the rationale here. This is just to protest the war in Ukraine. Also, the reason Ukraine lost Crimea et al is that Russia sent little green men. Banning tourists definitely won’t do anything about that.

    I don’t really have a strong opinion on whether a tourist ban would be beneficial towards ending the war. If Russian tourists believe that they having nothing to do with the war (as those interviewed in this report seem to think), then they will just get annoyed at the EU and (continue) not doing anything about the war (e.g. protest, support opposition politicians, talk to their friends about how terrible the war is, etc.).

    Helder Torres says:

    @allyourcode bla bla bal..but that kinda tourist not welcome just that

    Séamus Ó Miacháin says:

    @Helder Torres wow such a strong argument

    António José Medeiros says:

    All EU nations, should follow suit.

    Joseph Stargill says:

    Ok so is this a ban on all Russian tourists? Because the guy in the beginning was confident he could still get into Estonia through other EU nations.

    Brunohf says:

    I can’t believe that girl really thinks she has nothing to do with that.

    Enckidoo Falling says:

    Took em that long? And Finland what?

    Helder Torres says:

    Well done .🙂

    CatsAreTheShit says:

    It’s a pitty this is effecting ordinary people – have you seen Ukraine? What about the ordinary people there?

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