Finland is preparing legislation aimed at banning Russian-registered private cars from entering the country, APA reports citing Yle.
This in turn came after the European Union issued a directive, urging member states to ban Russians bringing their cars and some personal goods into the EU. The decision aims to prevent Russian citizens from circumventing sanctions imposed on the country.
Russian-registered cars with less than 10 passengers will no longer be permitted to enter Finland from Russia, although some exceptions are likely. There is currently no information on when the ban will come into force.
The move follows similar decisions made by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania earlier this week to close their borders to all vehicles registered in Russia.