Record number of people crossed the Finnish-Russian border in August since the start of the pandemic

More than 95 thousand people crossed the land border between Finland and Russia in August, which is the highest figure since the pandemic, the representative of the Finnish Border Guard Mira Alopaeus told RIA Novosti.
“In total, 95347 people crossed the land border with Russia in August, which is the highest figure since March last year,” she said.

The most popular checkpoints in August were Vaalimaa (Torfyanovka) and Nuiyamaa (Brusnichnoe), where 34887 and 28542 people passed, respectively.

In total, 578,565 people have crossed the border since the beginning of 2021.

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.