Finland will remove restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers

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Finland will reopen its borders to welcome fully vaccinated travelers who can present a valid COVID-19 vaccination passport from 26 July.

According to a press release, Finland will also extend the schedule of cross-border border crossings with Norway to 24 hours, starting on 19 July. Based on the epidemiological assessment, Finland will reintroduce border control for Malta and Slovenia, while travel restrictions for Canada and Israel will be removed.

Vaccines recognized by the Finnish Department of Health and Welfare (THL), as shown in the following list, are:

  • Comirnaty Pfizer-BioNTech by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH
  • Spikexav, formerly of Moderna de Moderna Biotech Spain, SL
  • Vaxzevria, former AstraZeneca by AstraZeneca Ab
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) of Janssen-Cilag International NV
  • BIBP / Sinopharm of the Beijing Institute of Biological Products
  • COVISHIELD by the Serum Institute of India
  • CoronaVac by Sinovac Life Sciences

Finland will lift restrictions on fully vaccinated travelers from 26 July.

However, those traveling to Finland should keep in mind that EU COVID Digital Certificate obtained less than six months ago is recognized for land transport only for EU citizens and the Schengen area and for those living in an EU Member State or part of the Schengen area.

The country has decided to keep the ban on traveling from third countries until August 22, as a precautionary measure, to reduce the spread of the Delta variant of Coronavirus. On the other hand, the country removed travel restrictions for the following third countries: Albania, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Northern Macedonia, Singapore, Taiwan and New Zealand.

Data from the World Health Organization show that no deaths or positive cases of coronavirus infections have been reported in Finland in the most recent 24 hours. On January 29, 2020, the country had its first positive COVID-19 case, and since then, 99.212 cases have been reported in Finland and 978 people have died from Coronavirus infection.

By July 19, 3.5 million Finnish citizens had received the first dose of COVID vaccine, representing 64.4% of the population, and over 1.5 million people had been completely immunized, representing 27.8% of the country's population.

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