More than 200 travelers turned away from Estonian border since May

Arrivals from Finland at the Port of Tallinn. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

More than 200 people have been denied entry to Estonia since the end of the emergency situation in May, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) said on Thursday.

In total, 206 people have been refused entry at Estonia's border points since May 18. During the emergency situation, Estonia's borders were closed to the majority of travelers and some restrictions are still in place.

PPA press officer Tuuli Härson told ERR News the board does not have statistics about how many of these cases were due to travel restrictions and how many were due to other reasons.

The most common nationalities to be turned away were Finns at 37 percent. Russians and Ukrainians were the next highest with 20 percent and 15 percent, respectively.  

Härson said: "Most of the denials of entry for Finns are from May when the travel restrictions were tougher between the two countries and most of the cases regarding Russian and Ukrainian citizens are from June." 

For more information about entering Estonia, visit the PPA website here.


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