Finland relaxes entry rules for tourists

Finland relaxes entry rules for tourists

From September 1, Finland will no longer require visitors arriving from countries and areas that do not belong to the risk group to present a negative COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination certificate. This is stated in a press release from the Finnish government.

In countries and regions that do not have a high number of infected people, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low, according to the release. These include mainland China, Hong Kong, South Africa Macau, Taiwan, Malta, Hungary, New Zealand, Poland, and the Vatican, as well as some municipalities in Norway and Sweden.

Visitors who arrive in Finland from other countries and areas will still be required to present reliable proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last six months, proof of complete vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test is done prior to arrival.

The new decree will remain in force until October 15, 2021. The list of countries and regions and the general epidemiological situation will be reviewed every two weeks, the government said.

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