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Border Guards prepare for seasonal tourists from Russia

28 Dec 2018, 02:42 ( 27 days ago)

DF Report
Photo Source: Lapland Border Guard.

Border Guards in southeast Finland are taking preparations for influx of huge tourists from Russia on the occasion of the New Year.

The influx of tourists on the eve of New Year has been traditionally one of the busiest seasons for the border check post in the region, reported National broadcaster Yle.

More than 38,000 boarder crossings were recorded by southeastern Border Guards in one day, said the Yle report quoting official sources.

The Border Guard officials are also expecting increased number of Russian tourists during the during the weekend as the Russian tourists visit Finland for vacations and post-Christmas sales.

The busiest period for the seasonal border crossings is expected to be the first weekend in January, when Russian tourists pour into Finland and the second week in January, when visitors return home, the Yle report added.