At the moment, the Finnish government has information on nearly 70 Finnish citizens or people living in Finland with a residence permit who have requested evacuation assistance from Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Based on the decisions by the Government on 13 August and 15 August, Finland will evacuate 170 people. They are current and former employees of the embassy, employees of the EU representation and NATO, and members of their families.
The diplomatic staff of the Finnish Embassy in Kabul, who were evacuated late on Monday, arrived in Finland on Wednesday.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs says they will continue evacuation of Finnish citizens, permanent residents of Finland and those who have worked for the Finnish state in close cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces and partner countries.
On Tuesday evening, a team of two Finnish officials arrived at the Kabul airport with the mission of facilitating evacuation arrangements to Finland at the airport.
So far, 22 Finnish citizens have been evacuated from Afghanistan, says the Foreign Ministry.
On Wednesday, several Finns were able to get through the gates of Kabul Airport and board international evacuation flights to various destinations.
The evacuations will continue in the coming hours and days. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps in close contact with the evacuees.