According to the Finnish government, the COVID-19 pandemic-related limitations will remain in place for another month. Despite the country’s COVID-19 incidence rate hitting 14,937, officials have decided to keep present limitations in place until June 5, according to a news release issued during yesterday’s cabinet meeting.
According to the regulations, a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate must be submitted to verify the holder’s immunity to the virus for 180 days following the acquisition of the document. This law applies to all entrants over the age of 16 from countries outside the EU and the Schengen area.
A PCR test performed 72 hours before arrival is acceptable; but, if these records are not provided, the traveler should expect to be routed to a COVID-19 testing station at the border. Health authorities audit health establishments on a risk-based basis.
However, some tourists from outside the EU are excluded from these requirements, including Finnish nationals traveling from another country, Finnish citizens already living in the country, and people visiting for essential tourism, such as a family emergency or another personal cause. According to a news release, “green list states are those with sufficiently strong disease control to allow unrestricted movement within Europe.”
According to data from Europe’s center for disease prevention and control, an astonishing 78.3 percent of Finns have had their initial round of vaccines, with a further 52.9 percent receiving a booster dose (ECDC).
According to the WHO, a new fatality due to COVID-19 has been reported in Finland, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus’s spread to 4,150 since March of this year.
Despite the fact that the majority of EU Member States have already abolished all COVID-19 limitations, EU Member States routinely mention increasing present limits. Countries such as Spain, Portugal, and Italy currently require the submission of a legitimate proof of vaccination, recuperation, or testing. Countries such as Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, and others, on the other hand, have completely eliminated their limitations.