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Restrictions on movement to and from Uusimaa remain in force until 19 April 2020

Ministry of the Interior 25.3.2020 22.34 | Published in English on 28.3.2020 at 8.39
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The restrictions concern movement to and from the Uusimaa region. The movement restrictions in the Uusimaa region entered into force on 28 March and remain in force until 19 April 2020.

On 27 March, the Government submitted to Parliament two decrees concerning the Uusimaa region on the entry into force and the application of the restrictions on movement laid down in the Emergency Powers Act.

Once the restrictions entered into force, the residents of Uusimaa must stay in the Uusimaa region. Residents of other regions are not allowed to visit Uusimaa. Everyone does, however, have the right to return to their home or place of residence. Recreational travel is not allowed.

The flow of goods will not be prevented even during the new restrictions. Furthermore, the restrictions do not apply to movement within Uusimaa.

Restrictions on people’s movement do not apply if movement is necessary for

  • official activities;
  • travel for work, whether as an employee or as an entrepreneur or self-employed person, for studies or in connection with a societal position of trust
  • the performance of military service or any other statutory obligation, or
  • the need for care, risk of death or death of a family member, the right of access to a child, or for any other similar compelling personal reason.

The police will monitor compliance with the movement restrictions. If requested by the police, people must provide an account of the reason of their journey.

Questions and answers concerning restrictions on movement

Inquiries:

Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +359 295 160 300, Prime Minister's Office, and Tero Kuremaa, Director-General, tel. +358 295 488 340, Ministry of the Interior