Asylum seekers crossing the order from Sweden into Tornio will, starting today, be directed to a new hub, a so-called hotspot, set up in a former general upper secondary school where they must stay until the authorities have registered their arrival. Captain Jukka Savolainen from the Finnish Border Guard revealed on Monday that bus operators have been notified of the new arrangement but refrained from confirming whether or not the new instructions also apply to taxi operators.
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Hotspot: the new destination of refugee buses
The arrivals have previously continued their journey from Tornio to Kemi and thereon to Southern Finland. The authorities are also intent on stepping up the monitoring of arrivals, added Savolainen.