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Government tightens rules for entry into the country from countries with low incidence

The ruling parties have reached agreement on the definition of countries with a low risk of infection.

From July 12, tourists will be able to freely come to Finland from countries where the incidence rate for the last two weeks does not exceed 10 cases per 100,000 people. Currently, the entry criteria has an index of 25 cases per 100,000 people.

Currently, the incidence rate in Finland is 40 cases per 100,000 people.

Parliament last week approved a new model of entry into the country. According to the law, a traveler is not required to test for coronavirus if he has completed a full course of vaccinations or has had COVID-19 within the past six months.

The ruling parties then failed to reach an agreement on the definition of countries with a low incidence rate, from which it would be possible to come to Finland without hindrance. Therefore, it was decided that the government would determine the incidence rate at a later date in a separate decree.

The Swedish People’s Party and the Center wanted to keep the existing limit in force.