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The operations of the Raja-Jooseppi International Border Crossing Point will be transferred to the new premises from 25 August 2021

24.8.2021 16.16 | Published in English on 24.8.2021 at 16.22
Press release

The inspection activities of the International Border Crossing Point of Raja-Jooseppi in the municipality of Inari will be transferred to the new premises on Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 07.00. The new facilities are located at Rajajoosepintie 4470 (99800 Ivalo), about 800 meters to west of the current location.

The new facilities will be manned by the Finnish Border Guard and Customs officers, which will now have healthy and up-to-date premises. Inspection activities at the Border Crossing Point operating in the current premises will end today, Tuesday 24 August, at 19.00.


Opening hours of the Raja-Jooseppi International Border Crossing Point:


Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 19:00 (Finnish time)
Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 (Finnish time)


Passengers are asked to note that final construction work and traffic arrangements are still being carried out in the area of the Border Crossing Point.

The premises of the new Customs and Border Crossing Point of Raja-Jooseppi will be officially inaugurated later in the autumn, when finishing works are completed. 


FACT: International Border Crossing Point of Raja-Jooseppi


The Raja-Jooseppi Border Guard Station is responsible for the inspection of passenger traffic at the Raja-Jooseppi International Border Crossing Point. The Border Crossing Point in the municipality of Inari is about 50 kilometres from the village of Ivalo and 7 km from the Border Guard Station.

On 25 January 1967, Raja-Jooseppi obtained the status of the official border crossing point, and on 4 September 1989 the status of the international Border Crossing Point.

In 2019, a total of 80,800 border crossings were registered at the Raja-Jooseppi Border Crossing Point. Traffic restrictions during the coronavirus period have reduced traffic in Raja-Jooseppi significantly lower.

The construction project for the new Border Crossing Point is part of the Kolarctic CBC cross-border cooperation programme.
 

Raja – press release