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Finland Extends Restrictions at External Border Until April 10

The authorities have revealed that the external border restrictions that apply to all arrivals to Finland will remain in place until April 10.

According to a press release from the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, the restrictions on arrivals at the external borders will continue to be applied for another month, with the possibility of extending them if the situation related to COVID-19 remains uncertain, reports.

Furthermore, the authorities at the external borders will continue to require passengers to present one of the following documents to enter Finland:

A vaccination certificate indicating the final dose of the approved vaccine was received by Finnish health authorities at least seven days before travel, a certificate of refund valid for six months after the bearer has been confirmed to have COVID-19, and a negative test certificate conducted within 72 hours of departure

Measures will continue to be in place as the COVID-19 virus remains a public health hazard.

>> Finland eases restrictions at its external borders from 14 March

Moreover, the vaccines authorized for entry into Finland, as explained by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), include those approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This means that travelers who have received a complete vaccination series with shots approved by these authorities, will be allowed to enter Finnish territory freely.

On the other hand, the majority of EU member states have made it easier to restrict their external borders, as COVID-19 infection rates have fallen and public health has become more manageable.

Recently, the Greek authorities announced the abolition of the requirement to provide a specific form of passenger locations, which was an important document for travelers to be able to travel to Greece.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reminds passengers that as of tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the cancellation of the PLF for international flights passengers will come into effect, according to the already issued COVID-19 certificate. In particular, with the implementation of the Flight Directive, all passengers arriving in our country from any destination abroad do not need to fill out the electronic PLF form before arriving in Greece,” the press release states.

Relaxation in entry procedures announced by the Greek government despite high cases in the country – 127,142 While the World Health Organization (WHO), Finland has reported 76,110 cases of COVID-19 and 2,573 deaths, including two . registered in the past seven days. Additionally, the country reported 40,518 positive cases in the past week.

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