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Finland allowed the creation of a humanitarian visa

Finland allowed the creation of a humanitarian visa

The country is discussing the introduction of a new type of humanitarian visa. Earlier, the authorities decided to limit the acceptance of applications from Russians for visas to one tenth of the current number.

The Finnish authorities are discussing the creation of a new type of visa – humanitarian – for entry, for example, journalists and civil activists in the context of changes in visa rules for Russian citizens, comes from the words of Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

According to the publication, the innovation is being discussed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Yle notes that while the country does not have this type of visa, however, it is provided in many other states.

Also on Tuesday, Haavisto said that Finland would reduce the number of tourist visas issued to Russians to 10% of the current level. Yle writes that about 1,000 Finnish visa applications are now submitted daily. These changes are expected to take effect in early September.

According to the Foreign Minister, when deciding whether to issue an entry permit, priority will be given to those who apply for a visa for family reasons, as well as for work and study.