The Government of Finland approved on Thursday an amendment to the decree that allows entry to the country without having to undergo the health security measures established in the Communicable Diseases Act due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The amendment to the decree will enter into force on Monday 9 August, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health said in a statement.
According to the amendment, people who arrive in Finland from a country or region where the incidence of Covid-19 or the prevalence of virus variants does not pose a particular risk of spreading the epidemic will not be required to show proof of full vaccination or of recovery from the disease or to take a test upon entry.
Government says the decree has now been amended "in the light of the changed epidemic situation."
The epidemiological situation has deteriorated in the following countries and they will be removed from the decree: Iceland, Israel, San Marino, Singapore and Slovakia. The development of the epidemic has improved in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania and Hungary and these countries will added to the decree.
List of contries
Under the government decree, from Monday 9 August, people arriving in Finland from the following countries will not be required to be tested or show a certificate:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
The same applies for the Norwegian municipalities of Storfjord, Kåfjord, Nordreisa, Kautokeino, Karasjok, Tana, Nesseby and Sør-Varanger.
In these countries and territories, the incidence of new Covid-19 cases is less than 10 per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous 14 days.
The government says it will amend the decree again when the epidemiological situation requires it.