Med­ical exam­i­na­tions and coro­n­avirus tests in the Soite area for per­sons trav­el­ing from main­land Africa

In accor­dance with the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency for West­ern and Inland Finland’s deci­sion (in Finnish), per­sons arriv­ing in Fin­land from cer­tain south­ern African coun­tries have been ordered to par­tic­i­pate in a manda­to­ry health check, as part of which a coro­n­avirus sam­ple can be tak­en. The order to par­tic­i­pate in a manda­to­ry health check will apply to per­sons who have stayed in one of the fol­low­ing coun­tries dur­ing the last 14 days:

  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Lesotho
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Mozambique
  • Malawi.

The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare updates the list of coun­tries when new infor­ma­tion becomes avail­able. The instruc­tion to par­tic­i­pate in a health check does not apply to chil­dren younger than 6.

Trav­el­ers from the coun­tries men­tioned above must con­tact Soite’s coro­n­avirus helpline, phone 06 828 7499 to seek out a med­ical exam­i­na­tion and coro­n­avirus test as soon as they return to Finland.

Fur­ther­more, we rec­om­mend that every­one trav­el­ling out­side Fin­land makes use of the FINENTRY ser­vice when they return to Finland.


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