Finland has once again adjusted the rules of entry into the country
As of today, the rules for entry from some countries are changing. From June 26, it is possible to enter the country from all over the world for those who have completed the full course of vaccination with drugs approved by the EU or WHO.
Today, some changes to the rules for entering Finland come into force. The Finnish government made this decision last Thursday, July 15th. The main change concerns the list of countries from which restrictions on entry have been lifted.
From Monday, those arriving from Canada can exercise their free right of entry. At the same time, border and medical controls are being restored for passengers from Israel, Slovenia and Malta. The list of countries has been updated to reflect the latest statistics on infection rates in those countries.
In addition, the opening hours of the border posts on the border between Finland and Norway are canceled. This means that the border in the north of the country can be crossed around the clock. Previously, border posts worked only from nine in the morning until nine in the evening. At the border with Sweden, temporary restrictions still remain: in Karesuvanto, Kolari, Muonio, Pello and Ylitornio, the border can be crossed from 7 am to 9 pm. In Tornio, the border checkpoint is open around the clock.
On July 15, the State Council adopted a decision on other border changes, which will take effect a week later. From July 26, residents of all countries of the world who have a certificate of completion of the full course of vaccination will be able to enter Finland. Vaccines are approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the British Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (MHRA) and the World Health Organization. There are no Russian vaccines on any of these lists yet. “Sputnik V” is now undergoing the approval procedure at the EMA.
At the same time, the certificate of the coronavirus infection transferred over the past six months does not yet allow anyone to come to Finland. This document is only accepted by citizens and residents of the EU and Schengen countries.