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Finland Abolishes Entry Restrictions for Arrivals From 12 Countries

The authorities in Finland announced that entry restrictions for travelers from 12 countries will be lifted after taking into account the epidemiological situation in them.

This decision means that travelers from Australia, Chile, South Korea, Bahrain, Jordan, Canada, Rwanda, Qatar, Ukraine, Singapore and Uruguay, as well as from the United Arab Emirates, will not be subject to the restrictions starting in October. 18.

Additionally, the Finnish Interior Ministry’s announcement confirmed that entry restrictions for all travelers on the EU’s COVID-19 safe list have also been lifted, reports.

“EU Green List countries are countries in good enough condition that the EU Council has decided to allow free travel within the EU. Previously Finland applied an interest rate limit of 25 (maximum 25 cases per 100,000 people in two weeks) to these countries limit to permitted traffic,” as stated in the statement published by the same ministry.

However, the authorities in Finland made it clear that travelers from other countries are allowed to enter the northern European country without complying with the entry rules if they provide valid proof of vaccination against the Corona virus.

Currently, Finland accepts the following vaccines as valid proof of vaccination;

Comirnaty Pfizer-BioNTech Spikevax, formerly Moderna Vaxzevria, formerly AstraZeneca Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) BIBP / Sinopharm COVISHIELD CoronaVac

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the authorities in Finland continue to impose entry restrictions and other preventive measures in order to prevent a further increase in the number of infections.

However, even amid the pandemic, authorities in Finland have started to relax their entry rules for all people who plan to enter Finland from territories that have recently reported fewer COVID-19 cases as part of the country’s efforts to make travel easier.

Earlier this month, the Finnish government announced that travelers from Kuwait will no longer be subject to entry restrictions as the Finnish authorities canceled such preventive measures for citizens of the Middle Eastern country.

Based on figures published by the World Health Organization, Finland has recorded a total of 149,174 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,112 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The same source shows that 279 people in Finland tested positive for the Corona virus during the past 24 hours, while no new deaths were reported during the same period.

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