Starting today, vaccinated travellers will find it simpler to visit Finland. Travelers from certain countries who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter Finland without having to take the COVID-19 test.
Fully vaccinated tourists from EU countries in the Schengen zone (the 26-member Schengen zone) will be permitted to enter Finland for non-essential purposes without having to undergo quarantine or a COVID-19 test.
According to VisitFinland.com, travellers who have received one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine must still test negative for the coronavirus within 72 to 120 hours of arriving in Finland.
Finland is also permitting leisure travel from nations that are considered low-risk, with infection rates of less than 25 per 100,000 people. The United States is outside that limit, according to the most recent data from Reuters’ COVID-19 tracker, with 34 infections per 100,000 persons.
A list of countries mentioned during a news conference carried by Yle News, a Finnish broadcaster, did not include the United States. Australia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, China, New Zealand, and Poland are among the countries mentioned in the list with COVID-19 rates of less than 25 per 100,000 persons.
According to VisitFinland.com, travellers who have previously had the coronavirus and recovered within six months of their departure, or who were born after 2005, are also permitted to visit Finland.
Finnair flights to Finland will no longer require passengers to show their COVID certificates as of today. The airline stated that it will take further steps to guarantee that passengers meet the country’s entry standards. Finentry was designed by Finnish officials to assist visitors in determining whether or not they are permitted to visit Finland, as well as to offer information on any tests or other restrictions that may apply.
According to the most recent available statistics from the World Health Organization, Finland has recorded over 97,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began.