Parliament approved a new model of entry into the country
Parliament approved a new model of entry into the country.
There was no need to vote as no one supported the counter-proposal.
According to the innovation, a traveler is not required to test for coronavirus if he has completed a full course of vaccinations or has been ill with COVID-19 within the last six months. This must be confirmed by appropriate documents. The same right is given to a coronavirus test that was done within three days before entering Finland.
If a traveler enters a country with a negative coronavirus test or has received only one dose of the two-component vaccine, then another test within 3-5 days of arrival in Finland
No certificates are required from children under 15 years of age
Parliamentary Commission softened the government model
Health and Social Commission security softened the government’s initial proposal.
Tourists from countries with low morbidity rates can freely travel to Finland. The State Council will determine the incidence rate by a separate decree.
These are currently countries where the number of coronavirus infections in the past two weeks has not exceeded 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The second change concerned those who received one dose of the vaccine.
– If you have one vaccination, you do not need to do two tests. Only the second test is needed. In other words, one dose of the vaccine will replace the preliminary test, – said the chairman of the social health commission Marcus Lohi (“Center”) in an interview with Yle.
In addition, the social health commission announced that the law will only until October 15. The government initially wanted the law to remain in effect until the end of the year.