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Restrictions on entry into Finland extended until 19 December

Ministry of the Interior
Publication date 25.11.2021 15.36
Press release
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Restrictions on external border traffic will continue as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. Despite the increase in vaccination coverage, there is still a risk that the carrying capacity of the healthcare system will be exceeded. For this reason, the validity of the decision made on 4 November will be extended until 19 December. However, people may still enter Finland from all countries upon presenting an approved certificate of a full course of vaccination.

External border traffic refers to traffic between Finland and non-Schengen third countries.

According to the Government decision of 4 November, entry into Finland is permitted for residents of countries and regions on the EU’s green list. Countries on the green list mean countries with a sufficiently good epidemiological situation for which the Council of the European Union has decided to allow free travel to the EU. Singapore and Ukraine have been removed from the annex to the Council recommendation and Indonesia has been added to it. The same changes will also be made to the list of countries annexed to the Government decision as of 29 November.

For other third countries, restrictions on entry will continue. If a person arriving from a country subject to the restrictions is not fully vaccinated, the accepted reasons for entry are return travel to Finland, return travel to other EU or Schengen countries, transit on regular, scheduled flights at an airport or other essential travel.

See the websites below for more information on the entry restrictions and health security requirements in place.