Finland to end entry restrictions for 7 EU countries from Sept 19

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which includes the Nordic country’s capital, Helsinki, and is Finland’s most prosperous and populated region? has been isolated and cut off from the rest of the country following a unanimous parliamentary vote on 27 March, in a bid to slow down the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. EPA-EFE/KIMMO BRANDT The southwestern Finnish region of Uusimaa? has been isolated and cut off from the rest of the country following a unanimous parliamentary vote on 27 March, in a bid to slow down the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. EPA-EFE/KIMMO BRANDT

A police officer checks a passenger's documents on the long-distance train between Helsinki and Lahti, near Helsinki, Finland, 31 March 2020. The southwestern Finnish region of Uusimaa? style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Finland to end entry restrictions for 7 EU countries from Sept 19

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08333596 A police officer checks a passenger’s documents on the long-distance train between Helsinki and Lahti, near Helsinki, Finland, 31 March 2020. which includes the Nordic country's capital, Helsinki, and is Finland's most prosperous and populated region?

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Due to the increased number of COVID infections in Italy and Hungary, arrivals from both countries will have to go into quarantine upon arrival in Finland. “From September 19, entry restrictions can be lifted in traffic between Finland and EU and Schengen countries where the incidence of new cases does not exceed 25 new cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Until now, the limit value has been 8-10”, the Finnish interior ministry said, adding that the new rules also apply to the United Kingdom. Under the new rules, starting from Saturday, all entry restrictions will be lifted for arrivals to Finland from Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Liechtenstein and Cyprus. Finland on Friday started rating countries with low COVID-19 risk with an average of 25 new infections per day in the last 2 weeks, instead of the previous rating of 8 to 10 infections per day.