Finland Opens Doors to Vaccinated Travellers from EU and Schengen Countries

(07 July 2021)
Travellers from EU and Schengen countries will be able
to enter Finland freely from 12 July without any additional health
safety measures if:

* they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days
before their trip and have a vaccination certificate;

* they have had a coronavirus infection within 11
days to 6 months previously, hold an official certificate stating
such and are symptomless;

* they were born in 2006 or later; and/or

* arrive from a country with low virus incidence.


Those who have had just one vaccination shot are
required to take a COVID19 earliest 72 hours after arrival
to Finland, whilst those without any vaccinations are required to
also have a negative test result taken before departure to
Finland or to take a test on arrival.

From 12
July, Finnair will discontinue its requirement for customers to present
COVID19
certificates before boarding flights to Finland.

“With the new legislation, the requirements for
entry are checked on arrival, so our customers do not need to show
their certificates to Finnair customer service agent at the
check-in, when their destination is Finland,” said Jaakko Schildt,
Finnair Chief Operating Officer. “We continue to check the
documents for those transiting to an international flight at
Helsinki, per authority requirements, and we continue to have
comprehensive measures in place on our flights to ensure safe
travel. These include, among others, the obligation to wear a mask
for the duration of the flight.”

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
recommended earlier this year that all airlines with flights to
Finland require their customers to show either a negative test
result, a certificate of recovery, or a vaccination certificate,
and Finnair has been the only airline flying to Finland who has
adhered to this recommendation. With the discontinuation of this
practice, Finnair does not have any requirements of its own
regarding covid certificates.

During the interim period of 12-25 July 2021
Finnair will however check that customers traveling to Finland
meet the Finnish entry requirements, when they depart from a
country that is outside the group of normalised border traffic, as
internal border control continues and leisure traffic is not yet
allowed from all EU and Schengen countries during the interim
period.

Finnair flies to approximately 60 destinations
during the summer season, with more destinations being added for
the winter season.

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