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Opening hours at border crossing points between Finland and Norway to be lifted on Monday 19 July

Ministry of the Interior
15.7.2021 13.59 | Published in English on 17.7.2021 at 9.52
Press release 90/2021

In line with the Government decision of 15 July, the restrictions on the opening hours of border crossing points at the Finnish-Norwegian border will be lifted on 19 July. Changes will also be made to internal and external border control. According to the decision, starting from Monday 26 July 2021, persons who are able to present a certificate of a completed and approved COVID-19 vaccine course before entry can arrive in Finland from all countries.

In line with the Government decision of 15 July, the restrictions on the opening hours of border crossing points at the Finnish-Norwegian border will be lifted on 19 July. This means that from Monday onwards it is possible to cross the border between Finland and Norway at any time of the day or night.

Additionally, based on an epidemiological assessment, which refers to the spread of COVID-19, internal border control will be reinstated for traffic between Finland and Malta and Finland and Slovenia.

Furthermore, based on an epidemiological assessment, the current decision with regard to external border traffic will be changed. Starting from 19 July 2021, entry restrictions will be lifted for citizens of Canada in traffic from Canada to Finland, and restrictions will be reinstated for citizens of Israel in traffic from Israel to Finland.

People are free to come to Finland from 26 July onwards upon presenting an acceptable certificate of a full vaccine course

In line with the Government decision of Monday 15 July, persons who are able to present a certificate of a completed and approved COVID-19 vaccine course before entry can arrive in Finland from all countries starting on Monday 26 July 2021.   

People travelling to Finland must take into account that a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 is an acceptable justification for entry into the country only for citizens of the EU and Schengen countries and for people residing in an EU or Schengen country.

In addition, from 26 July onwards, cruise ship passengers arriving from an EU or Schengen country are allowed to disembark.

Inquiries:
The Finnish Border Guard gives people advice on cross-border traffic by phone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays between 8.00 and 16.00 at +358 295 420 100. Questions can also be sent by email to [email protected] The advisory service is experiencing a backlog and it may take longer than usually to receive a reply. Travellers are advised to first check the most recent guidelines on border traffic on the Border Guard’s website.

 
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