Finnish Government issues a resolution to strongly restrict entry of Russian tourists into Finland

29.9.2022 14.40

On 29 September 2022, the Finnish Government issued a resolution to significantly restrict the entry of Russian tourists into Finland. The entry restrictions will enter into force on 30 September 2022 at 00.00, and they will remain in force until further notice.


Interior Minister Mikkonen to meet Malta’s Interior Minister Camilleri in Helsinki on 28 September

28.9.2022 10.59
Minister of the Interior Krista Mikkonen will meet with Maltese Minister of the Interior Byron Camilleri in Helsinki on 28 September. The Ministers will discuss, among other things, the EU’s progress in reforming its migration and asylum policy as well as the instrumentalisation of migrants.

Amendments to Aliens Act would streamline extension of temporary protection for Ukrainians

27.9.2022 10.42
The Ministry of the Interior has sent out for comments a draft of a temporary amendment to the Aliens Act that would ensure the validity of residence permits issued in Finland to recipients of temporary protection for as long as the temporary protection is in effect in the EU. With the amendment, first residence permits would be issued directly for the entire period of validity of the temporary protection. Moreover, those who have already received residence permits would not need to apply for an extension separately.