Russian ForMin advises Russians not to travel to Estonia

  • 2022-06-28
  • Interfax/BNS/TBT Staff

MOSCOW – The Russian Foreign Ministry has recommended that Russian citizens abstain from travelling to Estonia.

"Hiding behind the EU's general sanctions, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board has announced imposing a ban on bringing certain goods to that country from Russia, including by private individuals, starting July 10. It applies to certain types of food products, furniture, and so on," the ministry said in a statement published on its website.

"Along with so-called strategic goods (thermal imagers, drones), it also prohibits taking to Russia bags, electronics, and other goods whose value is over 750 euros, as well as foreign paper money. The punishment for 'smuggling' envisions both a fine and a prison term of up to three years for an individual and up to five years for a group of persons," it said.

"Due to Estonia's openly hostile attitude toward Russia and its citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry recommends that Russian citizens abstain from travelling to the Republic of Estonia," it said.