Finland opens its doors to vaccinated Schengen citizens

Helsinki is one of the cities in Europe that relies heavily on business travel (Photo: Luke Citrinot)

In a press release issued on June 17, it was The Finnish Ministry of the Interior has indicated that from June 21 Finland will again receive all travelers, In particular for “non-material” reasons.

This decision applies to all nationals of EU/Schengen area countries. Travelers must They have been vaccinated against Covid-19 One of the approved vaccines. Or they have completely recovered from the virus over a period of six months.

on the other side, Other travelers from the Schengen area who have not been vaccinated or are not immune to Covid can only travel for professional reasons.

The announcement by the Ministry of the Interior also indicates that it has reduced restrictions on cross-border traffic within the Schengen area. These relate in particular to the maritime or land borders with Sweden and Norway. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes that it does not recommend Finns travel abroad at this time. A recommendation that, however, has no legal value.

opposite The government decided to extend control of the external borders until July 11 11. It is a measure therefore related to entering Russia, where the epidemic is spreading.

According to the World Health Organization, Finland had recorded 93,923 cases and 964 deaths related to Covid as of June 17.

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