This restriction came into force on August 18. It applies to Russian citizens whose purpose is tourism or visiting entertainment events, writes ERR.

Exceptions will be made for those visiting relatives or with humanitarian purposes (for example, for funerals).

💬 “Russian citizens cannot have the freedom to enjoy the opportunities offered by the same European values and freedoms that the European Union offers: be it recreation, education or business activities,” said Lauri Läänemets, head of the Estonian Interior Ministry.

Schengen visas issued by Estonia, approximately 25 thousand Russians. Those who come to the country before August 18 will not be expelled. But if they leave the Schengen zone, their visas will be canceled.