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Latest updates on travelling to Finland
According to the restrictions by the Finnish Government leisure travel to Finland (from countries with more than 25 new cases of the disease per 100 000 persons in the country in the previous 14 days) is not allowed, at least until 13th of December and until the new health security measures under preparation have been made sufficiently available.
As of 19 September Finland welcomes leisure travellers from countries with maximum of 25 new cases of the disease per 100 000 persons in the country in the previous 14 days without mandatory testing or quarantine. Leisure travel from countries with more than 25 cases / 100 000 persons is not allowed.
Finnish health authorities will review countries’ infection rates weekly. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s traffic light model shows which countries it is possible to travel to Finland from.
19.11. Restrictions on entry extended until 13 December. On 19 November, the Finnish Government decided to extend the restrictions on entry into the country until 13 December 2020. Read more
The Koronaturvallinenlappi.fi website is maintained by the Lapland Healthcare District, Länsi-Pohja Healthcare District and House of Lapland to provide information about the coronavirus situation in Lapland and related news.
Guidelines for travellers in Lapland
- DOWNLOAD THE KORONAVILKKU APP
Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus. If you have a coronavirus test and are diagnosed as infected, you can use the app to share this anonymously with those you have been in close contact with. Your privacy is strongly protected.
- TAKE CARE OF HAND HYGIENE: Make sure you wash or disinfect your hands many times a day.
- COUGH IN THE CORRECT WAY: Cough or sneeze into a disposable handkerchief or your own sleeve.
- FACE MASK: It is recommended to use face mask:
- In shops, public indoor areas, public transport and other similar situations where close contacts cannot be avoided.
- Passengers arriving in Finland from a risk area making their way from the place of arrival to quarantine or if they have an urgent reason to spend time outside the home during quarantine.
- When leaving home for a coronavirus test.
The use of a face mask shows consideration!
- MAINTAIN A SAFE DISTANCE OF 1-2 METRES AT ALL TIMES:
Adhere to social distancing rules in shops and public gatherings outdoors and indoors.
- IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS FOLLOW THESE STEPS
- Anyone with the slightest symptoms of a coronavirus infection are adviced to seek a laboratory test. The symptoms can be: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fatigue, runny nose, nausea, diarrhea.
- If you suspect that you have coronavirus, carry out a symptom assessment using the Omaolo website.
- Call the health centre to make an appointment. You will be given instructions on the phone!
- Mon–Thu: 8:00–16:00, Fri: 8:00–15:00
+358 (0)16 322 4600 / Urheilukatu Health Centre
+358 (0)16 322 4610 / Pulkamontie Health Centre
+358 (0)16 322 4620 / Rinteenkulma Health Centre
At other times:
+358 (0)16 322 4800 / Emergency care at Lapland Central Hospital
NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY NUMBER: 112
- QUARANTINE: If your coronavirus disease has been confirmed, stay in quarantine for at least 10 days.
- PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK, EVEN IF YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE MILD