Sanctions War: Estonia Bans Russian Tourists

Sanctions War: Estonia Bans Russian Tourists


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Estonia decided Thursday to bar people from neighbouring Russia with tourist visas from entering the northernmost Baltic country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine.

“Russian citizens’ opportunity to visit Estonia in large numbers or to visit Europe through Estonia is incompatible with the meaning of the sanctions we’ve established,” Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu was quoted as saying by the Baltic News Service said.

The European Union, of which Estonia is a member, already has banned air travel from Russia after it invaded Ukraine. But Russians can still travel by land to Estonia and apparently are then taking flights to other European destinations.

By imposing the sanction, Estonia wants Russia “to be unable to continue its ordinary international

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