The three largest international border crossing points on the eastern border are located in the area of the Southeast Finland Border Guard District: Nuijamaa, Vaalimaa and Imatra. In addition, Vainikkala is the only rail border crossing point between Finland and Russia and there is a temporary border crossing point in Parikkala. The Southeast Finland Border Guard District is also responsible for handling border checks related to the Saimaa Canal at the ports of Nuijamaa and Lappeenranta, and at the airports in its area.
Finnish Border Guard activities focus on international border crossing points and areas in their immediate vicinity. The entry and exit conditions for all passengers are checked and border checks are aimed at preventing illegal entry into the country.
The land border between border crossing points is monitored by border patrols assisted by border dogs, especially when the ground is not frozen. Parts of the land border are monitored technically.
Composition of the Headquarters of the Southeast Finland Border Guard District
The Headquarters assists the Commander in the management and administration of the Border Guard, handles planning and command in accordance with decisions, and supervises and supports the units in fulfilling the tasks assigned to them.
The Headquarters of the Southeast Finland Border Guard District is located in Immola in the northern part of Imatra. The Border and Coast Guard Academy and the staff working in the Headquarters of the Finnish Border Guard service area also operate in the area.
Colonel Mika Rytkönen
Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Lukkari
Operational Border Office
Major Samuel Siljanen
Major Jani Miettinen
Tel. +358 295 422 060
Address: Niskapietiläntie 32 E, 55910 Imatra
Tel. +358 295 422 000
Fax +358 295 411 507
Command Centre 24/7, Tel. + 358 295 422 012 (urgent contacts and observations from the border area)