The Finnish authorities announced, that Finland officially opened its borders, today, July 27, in order to immunize travelers from all over the world.
The country has been isolated from the world for 17 months, with an attempt to reopen the borders on July 12, but due to the variables of the Corona virus, the country decided not to do so. As a result, during these 17 months, travelers were only allowed entry if an essential purpose of entry was provided and had to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, TheSchengen.com reports.
Travelers must present the vaccination passport upon arrival, indicating that the holder has received his final vaccine 14 days prior to arrival in Finland. So far, the country has approved the entry of the following COVID-19 vaccines:
Moderna Pfizer AstraZeneca Johnson & Johnson Corona
However, travelers who cannot provide proof of vaccination, recovery certificate or a COVID-19 test taken prior to travel will not be allowed to enter the country. For travelers who have provided a test certificate, they are required to take the test again on the third or fifth day upon arrival, such as those who only received the first vaccine 14 days before travel.
Finnish authorities continue to advise Finnish citizens and residents not to travel to Brazil, South Africa and India, due to the high infection rates of coronavirus variants detected in these countries. Moreover, travelers from Russia, UK, US and Turkey remain subject to travel bans until August 22.
The country has abolished internal border traffic with all Schengen zones, as the following list indicates:
Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland
Countries outside the Schengen area, as well as many travelers from third countries, will also be allowed to enter Finland, as the list below shows:
Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Ireland Romania Andorra Monaco San Marino Vatican State
Travelers from third countries to enter the country are:
Azerbaijan Albania Australia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brunei Hong Kong Japan Canada Kosovo Macao Moldova New Zealand North Macedonia Serbia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Australia Iceland Israel China Singapore New Zealand
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Finland has not reported any deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, but 267 people have tested positive for the virus. Since January 2020, 978 people have died in Finland from the fallout from the coronavirus and 103,239 people have fallen ill.
The country is also implementing an aggressive vaccination campaign, with 3.6 million people, 65.9 percent of the total population, being vaccinated with one of the COVID vaccines, our data scientist reveals. On the other hand, the number of fully vaccinated people is 1.7 million or 31.7 percent of the population.