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Changes to restrictions on entry into Finland

Internal border control was lifted on 26 July
Travelers at the check-in counters at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Photo: © Foreigner.fi.
Travelers at the check-in counters at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Photo: © Foreigner.fi.

The Finnish Interior Ministry announced Thursday that "A few changes will be made" to the restrictions on entry at Finland's external borders based on current incidence rates.

The Government adopted a decision on the matter on 12 August and the decision will enter into force on 16 August.

However, people may still enter Finland from all countries upon presenting an approved certificate of a full vaccine course.

External border traffic refers to traffic between Finland and non-Schengen third countries.

The decision adopted on 5 August will be amended so that the entry restrictions are returned to the residents of Kosovo and to the residents of North Macedonia arriving in Finland from their countries.

Accepted reasons for entry

If a person arriving from these countries has not received a full vaccine course, the accepted reasons for entry are return travel to Finland, return travel to other EU or Schengen countries, transit on regular, scheduled flights at an airport or other essential travel, explains the Ministry of the Interior in a press release.

No other changes will be introduced to the restrictions on entry.

Internal border control was lifted on 26 July, which means that persons arriving in Finland from the EU and Schengen countries can enter into the country without travel restrictions.

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