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Budget proposal for 2021 provides a route for exiting the COVID-19 crisis

16.9.2020 17.25

The Government is committed to protecting people’s wellbeing and the ability of businesses to cope during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in Finland, with as few detrimental human and economic consequences as possible. Its recovery-focused budget proposal for 2021 provides a route for exiting the crisis and continues the development of the welfare state in a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable manner.

Recording of the press conference
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Government adopts resolution on implementing the hybrid strategy for border traffic and travel

10.9.2020 22.05

In its session on 11 September, the Government adopted a resolution on a new operating model for implementing the hybrid strategy to manage COVID-19 in border traffic and travel. The operating model will make it possible to ease restrictions on entry while also combating the pandemic at the borders.

The Government will now categorise countries and regions with more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous 14 days as areas with a higher incidence. 

The press briefing was attended by Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo, Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka and Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä. Permanent Secretary Kirsi Pimiä, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare Director Mika Salminen, Tuomas Laosmaa from the Border Guard and Strategy Director Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health were also present.

Recording of the press conference
Restrictions on entry into the country to be amended due to COVID-19 | press release on 11 September



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