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Finnish Parliament approves new entry rules for visitors

13th July 2021 - 10:30am

Finnair are represented in Ireland by ATTS

Finnair are represented in Ireland by ATTS


In a unanimous decision last week, Finnish MPs approved new border entry regulations, which will enable people from countries with low Covid case levels to travel to Finland.


MPs decided to ease travel restrictions before breaking for summer. A motion by independent MP Ano Turtiainen to reject the new rules did not receive support from other Parliamentarians, so the entry law's approval did not require a vote.


The legislation will remain in force until mid-October.


The progress of vaccinations prompted the government as well as opposition MPs to approve the relaxation of rules, as proposed by the Committee on Social Affairs and Health on Monday.


What the rules say

Anyone who has proof of being fully vaccinated or having recovered from Covid within the previous six months will be able to travel to Finland without having to undergo a Covid test.


Passengers that have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine will need to be tested within two to three days after entering the country. Unvaccinated travellers should take a test and acquire proof of a negative result shortly before travelling.


If travellers lack required coronavirus documentation upon crossing the border, they will be referred to get tested on site.


Travellers required to get a second test will also need to self-isolate until they have received two negative test results.


Individuals born in 2006 or later will not be required to provide Covid travel certificates upon entry.

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