Government tightens travel restrictions again

The government again tightened travel restrictions. Now restrictions will also apply to Poland, Lithuania and San Marino. The reason for this decision was that the incidence in these countries exceeded the government’s threshold of 25 cases per 100 thousand people in two weeks.

The new restrictions will take effect on Monday, October 5.

Earlier than restrictions have been reversed on travel between Finland and Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Germany and Slovakia. However, they do not apply to business trips between Finland and Estonia and Sweden.

From October 5, Finland can be visited without restrictions only from the following countries: Latvia and Liechtenstein (within the Schengen area) and Australia, South Korea, Japan , Cyprus, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay and New Zealand (non-Schengen countries)

Transitional period to new border control model entered into force

Starting Thursday, October 1, a transitional period will take effect, during which all travelers arriving in Finland from restricted countries are advised to remain in a voluntary two-week quarantine.

Residents of Finland can reduce their quarantine with two coronattests: the first test must be done immediately after arrival and the second – no earlier than 72 hours later. Foreigners, in turn, are advised to take a test before arriving in the country.

A second test and quarantine are not needed if the stay in the country lasts up to three days.

From November 23, border control at internal borders will be replaced by a new model based on testing.

You can read about the new entry exemptions for Russians here.