Finland relaxes restrictions for passengers on cruise ships

In Finland, on March 14, the individuals travelling from the third countries arriving in the Northern European nation by the cruise ships will be able to get access in the country.

As per the information shared by the sources, the individuals have to provide proof of the vaccination against COVID-19 or a recovery certificate which show not be older than six months. Till now, no one has been given entry inside Finland without their vaccination or recovery status.

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Along with this, on March 10, the decision related to this move was discussed. On Previous Thursday, the statement also announced that the existing entry restrictions would be extended for another one month (For April 10).

Moreover, the statement has further outlined, “The Corona pandemic continues, and, in order to safeguard the carrying capacity of health care, restrictions on the entry of external border traffic will be extended by one month, until April 10. Restrictions on passengers on cruise ships from outside the Schengen area will be relaxed.”

Moreover, the individuals that are travelling on the cruise ships will have to share the proof to get entry in Finland, which includes,

COVID-19 vaccination certificate with the primary course of vaccination completed at least seven days before arrival but no older than 270 days,
or

Certificate of recovery from the virus in the last six months confirmed by a positive laboratory test.

If the person does not show one of those two certificates they, they will be directed to a Coronavirus testing point at the border for the testing of the infection and the further reports will tell if they will get the entry or not.

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The Finnish Ministry of Interior outlines, “The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier. The certificate is not required for Finnish citizens or foreigners permanently residing in Finland.”

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