Information and advice on the coronavirus
The package of government information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) includes the policies and decisions of the Government, the restrictions and guidelines that are in force, answers to frequently asked questions, information on the Government’s management arrangements during the state of emergency, and on the coronavirus information packs put together by the different ministries.
The contents of the package are in Finnish and Swedish, and most of it is in English as well. Some of the Government’s press releases have also been translated into the Saami languages and into Estonian, Russian, Somali and Arabic. The Government’s press conferences have also been interpreted in Finnish sign language.
Government reinstates entry restrictions for three countries
In its meeting on 6 August, the Finnish Government decided to reinstate internal border control for traffic between Finland and the Netherlands and between Finland and Belgium. Restrictions on external border traffic will be reinstated for traffic from Andorra to Finland.
Slight increase in the number of new coronavirus infections
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare held a briefing on the disease situation and the current epidemiological assessment of the coronavirus outbreak in Finland and internationally. The number of COVID-19 infections has increased to some extent. At the national level, the number of new coronavirus infections is still small, even though there has been a slight increase in reported cases in July.
The briefing was attended by Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila and Strategic Director Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and by Chief Physician Taneli Puumalainen from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Frequently Asked Questions »
Questions and answers from the ministries on the coronavirus.
Telephone service and chat »
General information on the coronavirus is available by telephone at 0295 535 535 and via chat.
Topical material »
Topical material from the Government and ministries: press releases and press briefings. Content is available in Sámi, sign languages and other languages.
Restrictions and recommendations »
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, several restrictions and recommendations are in force in Finland.
Central government management during the coronavirus situation »
Management in the central government has been strengthened.
Activities of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic »
The EU is taking action to limit the spread of the virus.