Wednesday 10/20/21
PANDEMIC - UPDATE

Countries from which Covid-19 passport isn't required to enter Finland

Under the new decree, people arriving in Finland from the following countries or regions are not required to be tested or show a certificate
18 August 2021, Israel, Abu Gosh: Wedding guests present a green passport from the Health Ministry based on a smartphone app before entering. The government has imposed new restrictions as Israel battles the fourth wave of coronavirus, which is predominantly of the delta variety. The green passport will only be issued to people who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from a corona infection. Photo: Nir Alon/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
Wedding guests present a Covid-19 passport from the Health Ministry based on a smartphone app in Israel. Photo: Nir Alon/dpa.

The Finnish government has adopted a new decree on the exceptions to the obligation to present a Covid-19 certificate or undergo a coronavirus test upon arrival in Finland from abroad, said the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

The decree entered into force on 1 September 2021.

As a general rule, people arriving in Finland will be required to have a reliable certificate of recovery from Covid-19 within the past six months, of a full vaccine course or of a negative test taken before arrival in Finland.

However, the obligation to show proof or be tested for Covid-19 does not apply to people arriving in Finland from countries or regions where the incidence of the disease or the prevalence of virus variants does not pose a particular risk of spreading the epidemic.

Under the government decree, people arriving in Finland from the following countries or regions will not be required to be tested or show a certificate:

  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Macao
  • Malta
  • Taiwan
  • Hungary
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Vatican
  • The Norwegian municipalities of Storfjord, Kåfjord, Nordreisa, Kautokeino, Karasjok, Tana, Nesseby and Sør-Varanger
  • The Swedish municipalities of Haparanda, Kiruna, Pajala and Övertorneå

List will be reviewed

Also, people arriving from these countries or regions are not required to take a second Covid-19 test within 72–120 hours of their arrival in Finland.

The new decree will remain in force until 15 October 2021.

The list of countries and regions and the epidemiological situation will be reviewed every two weeks.

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