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The restrictions on opening hours, alcohol service hours and the number of customer seats in food and beverage service businesses were lifted on 1 March 2022. 

Restaurants throughout Finland must continue to ensure enhanced hygiene protection and safe distances to prevent COVID-19 infections until 30 June 2022. 

  • Customers must be provided with information and instructions on preventing COVID-19 infections.
  • Customers must have the opportunity to wash their hands.
  • Measures must be taken to ensure sufficient distances between customers both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Restaurant premises, particularly surfaces, must be kept clean.
  • The restaurant must draw up a plan describing the measures taken to prevent COVID-19 infections.

These obligations will remain in force until 30 June 2022 and will be laid down by government decree.

In practice, the Regional State Administrative Agency supervises and provides instructions on these requirements:

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