Travel conditions in Finland: free COVID-19 test at the airport and voluntary 10-day quarantine.

Travel conditions in Finland: free COVID-19 test at the airport and voluntary 10-day quarantine.

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In accordance with the decision of the Finnish Institute of Public Health (THL), Romania was included in the group of "red countries", with an incidence of COVID-19 cases of over 25 per 100.000 inhabitants. Thus, passengers arriving from these "red countries" are recommended to be tested on entry into Finland and voluntary quarantine for 10 days, at the address of residence or residence. Passengers with visible symptoms will be quarantined for 14 days.

Free COVID-19 test at the airport

From 1 October, The Finnish authorities strongly recommend that citizens traveling to Finland from countries with a SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of over 25 per 100.000 inhabitants, including Romania, take a first free COVID-19 test at the airport.

At the Government meeting on 8 October 2020, it was decided that, from 12 October, strongly recommended self-isolation period foreign nationals arriving from countries with an infection rate of more than 25 per 100.000 inhabitants, including Romania, be reduced from 14 to 10 days.

No isolation is required for journeys shorter than 72 hours

The voluntary quarantine strongly recommended by the authorities may be terminated after two negative tests, the second carried out at least 72 hours after entering the country. Passengers who spend less than 72 hours in Finland must not enter self-isolation or take a second test.

During the period of voluntary quarantine, it is not allowed to travel between the place of work and the place of residence, nor to attend school.. The Finnish government is considering imposing financial or even custodial sanctions on people who do not comply with the recommendation of solitary confinement at home on their return to Finland from countries at high risk of transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Passengers arriving in Finland are informed about the Finnish Hygiene and Social Guidance Guidelines, the recommendation to avoid physical contact with risk groups for 10 days, as well as the treatment if necessary, and in the future about the instructions on installing a mobile application.

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