Soite’s reminder regard­ing health safe­ty mea­sures on arrival in Finland

Rapid changes in the COVID-19 epi­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion are still pos­si­ble. Soite urges every­one to be espe­cial­ly care­ful when trav­el­ing abroad, and also wants to remind trav­el­ers of their respon­si­bil­i­ties, such as seek­ing out coro­n­avirus test­ing when return­ing to Finland.

As of Mon­day 26th of July 2021, trav­el­ers have been allowed to trav­el from Fin­land to all coun­tries. Which coun­try you trav­el from and which coro­na cer­tifi­cates you have affect what kind of health safe­ty mea­sures you must take when return­ing to Finland.

When you arrive in Fin­land from what is con­sid­ered a high risk coun­try and if you were born in 2005 or ear­li­er, you may on your arrival be asked to show a cer­tifi­cate to ver­i­fy that you have under­gone ful­ly approved coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion (2 vac­cine dos­es, of which the lat­ter received at least 14 days ear­li­er) or a cer­tifi­cate that you have had a COVID-19 infec­tion less than six months ear­li­er. If you can present one of these cer­tifi­cates, you do not need to take a coro­n­avirus test in Fin­land if you are symptom-free.

If you on arrival in Fin­land can present a neg­a­tive coro­n­avirus test (tak­en a max­i­mum of 72 hours ago) or a cer­tifi­cate assert­ing that you have tak­en the first dose of coro­n­avirus vac­cine, you must take a coro­n­avirus test with­in 72–120 hours after enter­ing the country.

If you are unable to present a vac­ci­na­tion cer­tifi­cate or a neg­a­tive coro­n­avirus test on arrival, take a coro­n­avirus test with­in 24 hours of arrival and again 72–120 hours after arrival.

The trav­el­er is respon­si­ble for the health safe­ty mea­sures. Soite does not direct­ly con­tact trav­el­ers arriv­ing in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia from abroad, and not all bor­der cross­ing points have the means to test for coro­na. How­ev­er, this does not release trav­el­ers from the legal oblig­a­tion to take a coro­n­avirus test.

To make it eas­i­er to move safe­ly about in the Soite area, it is rec­om­mend­ed that trav­el­ers use the Finen­try ser­vice on already while plan­ning a hol­i­day or busi­ness trip. The Finen­try ser­vice pro­vides instruc­tions for entry dur­ing the coro­na epi­dem­ic and through it you can book an appoint­ment for coro­na test­ing with­in Soite. We ask all trav­el­ers to pri­mar­i­ly use the Finen­try sys­tem when book­ing a coro­na test pri­or to arrival from abroad.

Please note that when you arrive in Fin­land from a so-called low-risk coun­try, you do not need to have a cer­tifi­cate or under­go a COVID-19 test. Coun­tries with low coro­na risk cur­rent­ly include Aus­tralia, Hong Kong, Ice­land, Israel, Chi­na, Macao, Poland, San Mari­no, Sin­ga­pore, Slo­va­kia, Tai­wan, New Zealand and the Vat­i­can, as well as in Nor­way the munic­i­pal­i­ties Sør-Varanger, Karasjok, Kåfjord, Kaivuono, Kau­tokeino , Stor­fjord, Nor­dreisa, Tana and Nesse­by munic­i­pal­i­ties. Always check the web­site of the Min­istry of For­eign Affairs or THL for an updat­ed list of low-risk coun­tries before you travel.


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