Government press conferences
Health security at Finland’s borders: Government decides on requirements for people arriving in Finland from abroad
On Tuesday 6 July, the Government decided on a decree and on a model for preventing the spread of COVID-19 infections to Finland from abroad.
From 12 July 2021 onwards, people arriving in Finland will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or of recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months. All other persons must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken before entering the country or proof of a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Regional COVID-19 situation improving in Finland — proportion of infections contracted abroad increasing
The weekly number of COVID-19 cases in Finland is now down to about one third of what was reported in the first week of May. Last week (14–20 June), however, the downward trend in the number of cases slowed down.
A total of 514 new cases were reported to the communicable diseases register, showing a decrease of about 40 cases from the previous week. These cases accounted for 33 per cent of all new cases, while in the previous week, they accounted for 19 per cent of the cases.