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Finland will shut border to Russian tourists from midnight

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HELSINKI — Finland will close its border to Russian tourists from midnight local time (2100 GMT), which is expected to lead to a significant drop in cross-border traffic, the government said on Thursday.

Entry for family visits, as well as for work and studies, will still be permitted, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told a news conference. (Reporting by Anne Kauranen, writing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)

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