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Airlines Updates

Published on 21.07.2020
Finnair resumes Shanghai service from late-July 2020

Published on 20.07.2020
Finnair re-opens operations to Shanghai with weekly flights as of 23 July

08.06.2020 Finnair last week gradually filed planned European operation for the month of July and August 2020, where the airline schedules 39 routes. Planned operation, excluding Finnair Leisure service, as follows.

Helsinki – Amsterdam 12 weekly (14 weekly 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Barcelonaeff 03AUG20 3 weekly
Helsinki – Berlin Tegel 7 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Brussels 5 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Budapest 4 weekly (7 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Copenhagen 14 weekly (28 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Dublin 4 weekly (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Dusseldorf 5 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Edinburgh 3 weekly
Helsinki – Frankfurt 7 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Geneva 4 weekly (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Gothenburg 7 weekly
Helsinki – Hamburg 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Ivalo – Kittila – Helsinkieff 02AUG20 4 weekly
Helsinki – Kuopio 21 weekly
Helsinki – London Heathrow 14 weekly (20 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Madrideff 01AUG20 2 weekly
Helsinki – Malaga 2 weekly (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Manchester 4 weekly (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Mariehamn 7 weekly
Helsinki – Milan Malpensaeff 02AUG20 5 weekly
Helsinki – Moscow Sheremetyevo 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Munich 5 weekly (9 weekly)
Helsinki – Oslo 14 weekly
Helsinki – Oulu 33 weekly
Helsinki – Paris CDG 12 weekly (14 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Prague 4 weekly (6 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Riga 7 weekly
Helsinki – Romeeff 02AUG20 5 weekly
Helsinki – Rovaniemi 14 weekly
Helsinki – St. Petersburg 14 weekly
Helsinki – Stockholm Arlanda 28 weekly (33 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Tallinn 28 weekly (42 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Turku 7 weekly
Helsinki – Vaasa 14 weekly
Helsinki – Vienna 5 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Vilnius 7 weekly
Helsinki – Warsaweff 01AUG20 7 weekly
Helsinki – Zurich 7 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)

The airline also plans to resume service to Kuusamo and Tampere in September 2020. Additional changes remain possible.

Published on 04.06.2020

Finnair July/August 2020 European operations as of 31MAY20

 

Published on 29.05.2020
Finnair July/August 2020 Long-Haul operations as of 28MAY20
Finnair 15APR20 – 30JUN20 operations as of 16APR20

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Open for travel from Finland
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Finland if they are travelling from outside the Schengen Area.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Finland and their families,
    • Passengers travelling for any reason from China, Georgia, Japan, Korea (South), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, or Uruguay,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Passengers who are essential personnel,
    • Diplomats,
    • Staff of international organisations,
    • Passengers travelling for emergency situations,
    • Foreign representatives of the press,
    • Passengers travelling for humanitarian reasons.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to 01 August 2020

Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed (reopening of domestic tourism). The recommendation on extensive remote work would end on 1 August. The summer holiday season in July will allow for a flexible, step-by-step transition towards normal working conditions.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 July 2020 to TBD

Government agreed that as of 13 July, it would lift the internal border control and restrictions on traffic between Finland: Norway, Denmark, Iceland, the Baltic countries, Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Cyprus, and Ireland.
Internal border control and travel restrictions would continue between Finland and the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden, and the Czech Republic (with the exception of leisure boating).
Restrictions on border traffic will continue at external borders, in other words at the Russian border and for those arriving from other third countries, until 14 July. Return traffic to Finland, transit traffic at Helsinki Airport and other essential traffic will be allowed at the external borders.

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Flight Restrictions

published 16.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 11 August 2020.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– nationals of Finland and their family members;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
– nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
– passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
– residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
– passengers arriving from Schengen Member States traveling on business;
– passengers traveling as students, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
– residents of Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay traveling as students;
– military personnel.
2. For more information, please refer to the website raja.fi.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-if coming from outside EU (country white list exempt).
Essential, work-related and return travel is possible from all Schengen and EU countries as well as the UK. Except for those countries named above, self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival is recommended. As of 27 July, work-related and essential travel as well as return traffic is possible from China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Self-isolation is not required for travellers from these countries. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi].

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 22 June 2020 to 13 July 2020

Partial lifting of restrictions on restaurants, cafes, bars, food and beverage service businesses.
From 22 June, the permitted opening hours will be between 04.00 and 02.00 and the permitted licensing hours will be between 09.00 and 01.00. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be allowed to seat no more than three quarters of their normal number of customers inside their establishments. All customers must still have their own seat. Buffets permitted.
Restrictions on food and beverage service businesses would be lifted as of 13 July. Even then, however, a seat must be reserved for each customer (in force until 31 August 2020).

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to 31 July 2020

From 1st June, indoor and outdoor public events and public meetings with fewer than 50 attendees are allowed. Internal and outdoor events with more than 50 but fewer than 500 attendees are permitted, provided that safety can be ensured by promoting good hygiene practices and maintaining safe distances. Public events with more than 500 persons are prohibited until 31 July, but outdoor events with more than 500 attendees are allowed with special separation arrangements.
The Government recommends that as of 1 August, events with more than 500 persons may be organised in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
As a final dismantling measure, the restrictions on gatherings may be lifted as of 1 October, in which case all indoor and outdoor events would be permitted without restrictions on the number of attendees.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 May 2020 to TBD

The Government issued a resolution in line with the decision made yesterday to gradually dismantle the restrictions placed on early childhood education and care and on primary and lower secondary education during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the resolution, the decree on temporary restrictions on the obligation to organise early childhood education and care and school education under the Emergency Powers Act (191/2020) will no longer be extended after 13 May 2020. Beginning on 14 May, school education and early childhood education and care under the Basic Education Act and the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care will resume in a controlled and gradual manner. Restrictions concerning general upper secondary schools, vocational schools, higher education institutions and liberal education will remain in force until 13 May. From then on, starting on 14 May, the use of the premises of the above-mentioned educational institutions for teaching will be controlled through measures in line with the Communicable Diseases Act. Contact teaching can be resumed in a controlled and gradual manner. Restrictions on the organisation of basic education in the arts will remain in force until 13 May, after which their premises will be opened correspondingly for contact teaching.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 16 June 2020 to TBD

State of emergency to be lifted on Tuesday 16 June.

  • Finland Helsinki Airport to reopen third runway on 3 August (Airport Technology, 28.07.2020). Finnish government reinstated travel restrictions for Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland starting 27 July (YUN, 23.07.2020). Restrictions will also continue to apply to travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, the United Kingdom and Monaco.

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to and from Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations, see [www.raja.fi]. Rules and Exceptions: Internal border control will continue to be in place in travel between Finland and Austria, Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, with the exception of pleasure craft travel. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1). Travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and the United Kingdom and Monaco is allowed with similar restrictions as at internal borders. Specific measures for Finnish residents exiting or returning to Finland: Under restriction category 1, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorized as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is applied not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. A relative refers to a spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.More information: [https://um.fi/current-affairs/article/-/asset_publisher/iYk2EknIlmNL/content/kysymyksi-c3-a4-ja-vastauksia-matkustamisesta-ja-koronaviruksesta].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    03.08.2020
  • Finland Finnish government reinstates travel restrictions for Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland starting 27 July (YUN, 23.07.2020). Restrictions will also continue to apply to travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, the United Kingdom and Monaco.

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: As of 13/7/20, internal border control will be lifted from travel between Finland and the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Hungary. Travel between Finland and these countries would thus be possible without restrictions from the perspective of border control at all Finnish airports and in all seaports, provided that the traffic location is open to such traffic. Internal border control has already has been lifted from travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as for pleasure craft travel between Schengen countries. Updated information are available at [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic].
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    ***Third Country Nationals:Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China.Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [https://um.fi/current-affairs/article/-/asset_publisher/iYk2EknIlmNL/content/kysymyksi-c3-a4-ja-vastauksia-matkustamisesta-ja-koronaviruksesta].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    27.07.2020
  • Finland Finnish government reinstates travel restrictions for Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland starting 27 July (YUN, 23.07.2020). Restrictions will also continue to apply to travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, the United Kingdom and Monaco.

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: As of 13 July, internal border control will be lifted from travel between Finland and the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Hungary. Travel between Finland and these countries would thus be possible without restrictions from the perspective of border control at all Finnish airports and in all seaports, provided that the traffic location is open to such traffic. Internal border control has already has been lifted from travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as for pleasure craft travel between Schengen countries. Updated information are available at [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic]
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    24.07.2020
  • Finland As of July 13, all travel from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland are permitted, including work-related travel from China, Japan and Thailand (Aviation24.be, 09.07.2020)
    Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

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    International restrictions:

    From EU: Border control has been lifted between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. From July 13th, border control would also be lifted for the following countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Cyprus, Ireland, Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above.
    Transit: From July 13th, transit traffic will be allowed at airports.
    Third Country Nationals: From July 13th, borders will be open for residents of the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    15.07.2020
  • Finland Finland allows recreational travel to Finland from those European countries where the number of coronavirus infections is at a sufficiently low level. People are able to travel to these countries and to return to Finland from them without self-isolation. On 15 June, the restrictions on non-essential travel were lifted for Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway and will be lifted on 13 July for Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the Vatican.

    Coronavirus and its spread continue to pose a global risk. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs continues to advise against non-essential travel abroad. The general advice against non-essential travel abroad does not apply to the countries listed above. It is good to be aware of the possibility that these countries may have their own restrictions on entry into the country. Before travelling, always check the current entry regulations in your travel destination from the authorities of the country of destination, for example from the nearest mission of the country in question.

    Additionally, as of 13 July, Finland will allow work-related travel and other essential traffic from the following non-EU countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China (provided that reciprocity is confirmed in the EU). However, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs maintains its general advice against non-essential travel to these countries.

    Non-essential travel means, for example, recreational travel. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs may issue country-specific travel advice in which the recommendations may be even more rigid than the normal advice against non-essential travel due to a war or other reasons affecting the security situation. However, everyone has the right to leave the country unless their right to travel has been legally prohibited; the ultimate decision to travel or not is always made by the traveller.

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    13.07.2020
  • Finland As of July 13, all travel from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland are permitted, including work-related travel from China, Japan and Thailand (Aviation24.be, 09.07.2020)
    Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

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    International restrictions:

    Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    Transit: Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    For third country nationals, entry is not permitted. Self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to Finland is recommended.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    09.07.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

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    International restrictions:

    Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    Transit: Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    For third country nationals, entry is not permitted. Self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to Finland is recommended.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    07.07.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

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    International restrictions:

    Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    01.07.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

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    International restrictions:

    Beginning 15 June 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic. Additional information on current restrictions is available from the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic]. For all other countries, restrictions continue. There are additional measures (Finnair and other air liners). Entry of thrird country nationals entering Finland are restricted, with a recommended self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to Finland. Passengers are allowed to transit through Helsinki Airport as long as they can verify acceptance at their final destination. Finavia strongly recommend that passengers use facemasks as they travel round airports in Finland, and Finnair have made the wearing of facemasks mandatory for passengers aged seven or over on their flights.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    27.06.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020)The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

    Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

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    International restrictions:

    Beginning June 15, 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so. he Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    23.06.2020
  • Finland Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Beginning June 15, 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so. he Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    16.06.2020
  • Finland Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Beginning June 15, 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    15.06.2020
  • Finland Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    14.06.2020
  • Finland 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Finland. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Finland and their family members; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland; – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence; – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State; – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State; – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals; – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary; – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area; – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty; – necessary transit and returns; – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons; – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons; – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed. 2. Passengers allowed to enter Finland are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Under self-isolation, the person is allowed to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons. This does not apply to emergency medical service, rescue service and Border Guard and Customs personnel.

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. Groups that are allowed to cross the border: Entry is permitted for Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members and third country nationals with a Finnish residence permit. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Any foregin traveller wishing to leave Finland A number of groups are allowed to travel for work and other essential reasons, these include: employment or commission-related commuting, health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel; for a full list see the Finnish Border Guard’s website. Travellers arriving into the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days, during which travel is only permitted to the workplace, residence and essential movements. Air travel is suspended, however, Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Mariehamn airport still operate some approved international links. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least 1 June. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May. From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    27.05.2020
  • Finland

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. Groups that are allowed to cross the border: Entry is permitted for Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members and third country nationals with a Finnish residence permit. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Any foregin traveller wishing to leave Finland A number of groups are allowed to travel for work and other essential reasons, these include: employment or commission-related commuting, health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel; for a full list see the Finnish Border Guard’s website. Travellers arriving into the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days, during which travel is only permitted to the workplace, residence and essential movements. Air travel is suspended, however, Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Mariehamn airport still operate some approved international links. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least 1 June. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    21.05.2020
  • Finland

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. Groups that are allowed to cross the border: Entry is permitted for Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members and third country nationals with a Finnish residence permit. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Any foregin traveller wishing to leave Finland A number of groups are allowed to travel for work and other essential reasons, these include: employment or commission-related commuting, health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel; for a full list see the Finnish Border Guard’s website. Travellers arriving into the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days, during which travel is only permitted to the workplace, residence and essential movements. Air travel is suspended, however, Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Mariehamn airport still operate some approved international links. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least 1 June. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    19.05.2020
  • Finland All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Finland. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Finland and their family members; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland; – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence; – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals; – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary; – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area; – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions; – necessary (return) transit and returns; – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons; – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons; – other necessary and justified traffic. For example, other necessary traffic would be maintenance work, that requires maintenance team or a person arriving from another country and this work cannot be postponed. 2. Nationals and residents of Finland are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. 3. Effective from 14 May 2020, when arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State, the following passengers will be allowed to enter Finland: – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting; – passengers studying in Finland. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Travellers arriving into the country are advised to stay away from work, school or day-care for 14 days. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Ferries to Estonia will resume on 14 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is on place until 1 June. Cross border workers: Essential travel to work and other necessary traffic will be allowed. Employees crossing the border must have a certificate from their employer stating that the work is essential. Roadblocks have been lifted to allow travel to/from the Uusimaa region. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border will partially resume, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially re-open when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    18.05.2020
  • Finland Government to lift some COVID-19 restrictions from 1 June (Reuters, 04.05.2020)
    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Finland.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Finland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland.
    This does not apply to passengers with a British passport residing in Finland, and their family members.
    – This does not apply to nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
    This does not apply to residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to:
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    – necessary (return) transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic. For example, other necessary traffic would be maintenance work, that requires maintenance team or a person arriving from another country and this work cannot be postponed.
    2. Nationals and residents of Finland will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All ferry services to Estonia, Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Travellers arriving into the country are advised to stay away from work, school or day-care for 14 days.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is on place until 13 May. Cross border workers: Essential travel to work and other necessary traffic will be allowed. Employees crossing the border must have a certificate from their employer stating that the work is essential. Roadblocks have been lifted to allow travel to/from the Uusimaa region. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border will partially resume, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen.
    From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially re-open when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source [[https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/finland]
    [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic]
    [https://fi.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/FIN]
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