More than 30 female sex workers ordered to leave Estonia so far this year ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Estonian border. Estonia is in the Schengen Area as well as the EU; Russia, Ukraine and Belrus are in neither.
Estonian border. Estonia is in the Schengen Area as well as the EU; Russia, Ukraine and Belrus are in neither. Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

Over 30 women from non-EU countries who had been employed as sex workers in Estonia have been deported from the country in 2019 so far, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) said.

The women were ordered to leave on the grounds of visa violations, including those with Schengen visas, BNS reports.

According to lead investigator at the PPA's North Prefecture Ardo Ranne, the majority of the women came from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

Prostitution per se is not illegal in Estonia, but organized prostitution is, and the industry is not regulated.

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