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Border Guard Act, 2005 (Finland)


Section 51

Prohibitions relating to the border zone Unless otherwise provided in this Act, the following are prohibited in the border zone: 1) building fences and corresponding structures closer than 50 meters to the border line which hinder the patrolling and other operations of the Border Guard necessary to ensure effective border management; 2) moving between sunset and sunrise in such parts of rivers and narrow straits of lakes along which the border line runs, and closer than 100 meters to the border line in all rivers crossed by the border line and in lakes and bays along which the border line runs (border waters); 3) herding reindeer and domestic animals without supervision where there is no fence to prevent them from crossing the border line.

Section 52 Border zone permit Unless otherwise provided in this or any other Act, the following activities are subject to a permit in the border zone: 1) staying in the border zone; 2) moving in border waters in daytime and moving in the border strip; 3) building structures closer than 50 meters to the border line; 4) possessing firearms, ammunition, explosives and spring-operated weapons; 5) using the objects and substances referred to in paragraph 4;

6) excavating earth and mineral aggregates and searching for minerals closer than 20 meters to the border line. A permit (border zone permit) is issued if it is acceptable for reasons of residence, work, profession, livelihood, business, hobby or otherwise, and if the exercise of the right granted in the permit is not likely to cause danger to maintaining order along the border or ensuring effective border management.

Source link
https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/2005/20050578, https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokset/2005/en20050578.pdf

Full reference
Rajavartiolaki 15.7.2005/578, Border Guard Act 578/2005

Related to

Everymans' rights (Finland)

Year 2005
Policy area
Affected activity
Affected actors
Subject Access
Promoter/initiator Public
Zone North East Europe
Countries Finland
Regions (NUTS 2) North Karelia
Focus on NWFP
Document category Law
Instrument type Regulatory
Legal status Binding
Geographical scope National
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