390,539 people crossed the land border between Finland and Russia in the first half of 2021, of which June was the record for the entire coronavirus pandemic – 88,377 people, a representative of the Finnish Border Guard Mira Alopaeus told.
“In just six months, 390,539 people crossed the land border with Russia, of which the largest number was in June – 88377,” she said.
In the first month of summer, St. Petersburg hosted the European Football Championship, where the Finnish national team took part for the first time in history.
The most popular checkpoints in June were Vaalimaa (Torfyanovka) and Nuiyamaa (Brusnichnoe), where 36664 and 22,567 people passed, respectively.
In June, 57 people crossed the border by train, a total of 106 people since the beginning of the year.
Border crossing is regulated by both Russian and Finnish restrictions imposed by both countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The border is closed for tourism from March 19, 2020.
In total, 2,434,606 people crossed the Finnish-Russian border in 2020.