TRAVEL SAFELY AND STAY TUNED ON COVID-19 (Updated 16.9.2020)
The Finnish travel restrictions since last week (11th of Sep) are now closer to the European level where travel is allowed from countries with 25 cases /100 000 population.
Facts on the new alignments: The government has released new alignments starting from 11th of September 2020, stating that Finland´s international travel is now divided into two groups: Stays under 72 hours and stays exceeding 72 hours.
- From 19th of Sept traveling to Finland from countries of cases under 25/100 000 population, without testing procedures or quarantine, no matter how long the stay.
- From 23rd of Nov traveling to Finland from countries with cases over 25/100 000 population, in stays under 72 hours, the traveller must present a negative test result from the country of departure. (No quarantine or testing procedures in Finland.)
- From 23rd of Nov traveling to Finland from countries with cases over 25/100 000 population, in stays exceeding 72 hours, traveller must present a negative test result from the country of departure, and take part in testing procedures in Finland after 72 hours, and stay in quarantine until the test result is in.
- The safe Lapland travel corridor is not yet been approved as an exception to rule out the quarantine procedures.
We will keep you informed on the details on this page as the decision making proceed.
Download the Koronavilkku app here!
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.
Use respirator mask
- In an airplane/train/bus/public transport/hotel reception areas
Take care of your own and your kids hygiene
Wash your hands properly to stop the virus from spreading! Use soap and wash your hands for 20 seconds.
- Before eating and cooking
- When you come indoors
- After coughing, sneezing and wiping your nose
- After using the toilet and changing diapers
- If you come in contact with an infected person
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands
Stop the virus – Cough and sneeze correctly! When you cough and sneeze, always use a tissue and throw used tissues accordingly to the bin
- Use the upper part of your sleeve in case you are not in possession of tissues
- Wash your hands in all circumstances and use hand sanitizer
- Cover your mouth with a fabric or tissue when coughing not with your hand
Reducing close contacts is now also important for healthy people, as this slows down the spread of the epidemic!
- When you are outdoors, stay at least one meter away from others.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Work remotely, if possible.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS FOLLOW THESE STEPS
Call the health centre to make an appointment only in an urgent case
- You will be given instructions on the phone!
+358 (0)16 322 4600 / Urheilukatu Health Centre
+358 (0)16 322 4610 / Pulkamontie Health Centre
+358 (0)16 322 4620 / Rinteenkulma Health Centre
Follow the instructions given to you on the phone. If you think you have been infected with the coronavirus, select corona.
At other times:
+358 (0)16 322 4800 / Emergency care at Lapland Central Hospital
NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY NUMBER: 112