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COVID-19 passport can be introduced, provisions on entry into the country to remain in force

15.10.2021 19.51

The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be introduced nationally. In practice, this means that in Finland the COVID-19 passport can be used in situations and premises which are subject to restrictions.

In accordance with the current COVID-19 restrictions, the COVID-19 passport can currently be required by restaurants in areas which are subject to COVID-19 restrictions. It is possible to introduce the COVID-19 passport more widely if restrictions need to be imposed on other areas, too.

The COVID-19 passport refers to the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which is available in the My Kanta Pages (a vaccination certificate, a test certificate or a certificate of recovery).

Finland and United States announce deeper cooperation on digital empowerment in developing countries

19.10.2021 21.10
On 19 October, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development Samantha Power and Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari announced their dedication to robust collaboration on efforts to advance economic productivity, gender equality and human rights in developing countries through inclusive digitalisation.

Minors using My Kanta Pages — EU Digital COVID Certificate available as printout from healthcare if necessary

14.10.2021 10.38
Minor children may use the My Kanta Pages themselves to view, for example, their EU Digital COVID Certificates, if they have the electronic identification tools required for this purpose. If necessary, the Certificate is also available as a paper version from the healthcare service.

Minister of Employment Haatainen to visit Sweden’s Samhall that employs people with partial work ability

18.10.2021 8.14
Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen
Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen and Under-Secretary of State Elina Pylkkänen will visit Stockholm on 18 October 2021. The programme includes a meeting with Sweden’s Minister for Employment Eva Nordmark and a visit to the Samhall company. Finland's new state-owned company to promote employment of the most disadvantaged people with partial work ability has been modelled after Samhall.

Finland elected as member of UN Human Rights Council

14.10.2021 18.45
The three-year term 2022-2024 is Finland’s first full membership in the Human Rights Council. Finland will continue its long-term work to promote universal human rights.

Changes to restrictions on food and beverage service businesses — restrictions to be introduced in Central Ostrobothnia

14.10.2021 13.30
The Government has amended the decree restricting the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result of changes in the epidemiological situation in the region of Central Ostrobothnia, the restrictions for the community transmission phase of the epidemic will be applied to food and beverage service businesses in the region.

Looking for information on coronavirus in other languages?

Government press releases in North Saami, Inari Saami, Skolt Saami, Estonian, Russian, Somali and Arabic. 

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See also

Government Programme

Government Programme

The Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government "Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society" was submitted to Parliament in the form of a Government statement on 10 December 2019.

Government Programme

Finland's EU policy

Finland's EU policy

The basic stance of Finland’s EU policy is to further develop the European Union and to promote growth, stability and security in Europe. Finland is an active, pragmatic and result-oriented Member State.

Finland's EU policy

Ministries' publications

Ministries' publications

The Institutional Repository Valto includes the publication series of all Finnish ministries in pdf-format from the beginning of 2016 and some publications that date further back.

Valto

Finnish Government

Finnish Government

The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.

About the Government

Government in office

Government in office

On 10 December 2019, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government, which is Finland’s 76th government. Marin’s Government is formed by the Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People's Party of Finland. The Government has 19 ministers.

Prime Minister Marin's Government

Finnish Governments

Finnish Governments

It is possible to search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917. Information is also available on the Governments' terms of office, on the types of Government and on the political parties within the Government.

Governments and ministers since 1917

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