Finland extends restrictions at borders until 8 May

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Finland has announced that they will extend the restrictions at the country’s external borders until May 8. Such a decision has been confirmed through a statement published by Finland’s Ministry of the Interior and has been taken following the epidemiological situation.

Authorities in Finland have stressed that all persons from countries outside the European Union and Schengen Area are required to have a valid certificate that shows they have completed their immunisation process against the virus.

“The Border Guard does not require the above-mentioned certificates as a condition for entry from Finnish citizens arriving from a third country, from foreigners permanently residing in Finland, or from persons whose entry is based on a necessary reason such as compelling family matters or other compelling personal reasons,” the statement published by the same Ministry reads.

In addition, the same source has clarified that entry is permitted without restrictions for arrivals from countries included in the EU Green List, which consists of territories that have recently reported few COVID-19 infection cases, following the recommendation of the Council of the European Union.

Besides, Finland’s Ministry of Interior also announced that entry from non-EU and Schengen countries is allowed without restrictions.

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