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Finland lifts time limits for crossing the Norwegian border

From 26 July onwards, cruise ship passengers arriving from an EU or Schengen country are allowed to disembark
A view of the city of Bergen, in the Norwegian coast. Photo: Pixabay.
A view of the city of Bergen, in the Norwegian coast. Photo: Pixabay.

In line with the Government decision of 15 July, the restrictions on the opening hours of border crossing points at the Finnish-Norwegian border will be lifted on 19 July. Changes will also be made to internal and external border control.

According to the decision, starting from Monday 26 July, people who are able to present a certificate of a completed and approved Covid-19 vaccine course before entry can arrive in Finland from all countries.

In line with the Government decision of 15 July, the restrictions on the opening hours of border crossing points at the Finnish-Norwegian border will be lifted on 19 July.

This means that from Monday onwards it is possible to cross the border between Finland and Norway at any time of the day or night.

Additionally, based on an epidemiological assessment, which refers to the spread of Covid-19, internal border control will be reinstated for traffic between Finland and Malta and Finland and Slovenia.

From 19 July, entry restrictions will be lifted for citizens of Canada in traffic from Canada to Finland, and restrictions will be reinstated for citizens of Israel in traffic from Israel to Finland.

Full vaccination certificate

In line with the Government decision of Monday 15 July, persons who are able to present a certificate of a completed and approved Covid-19 vaccine course before entry can arrive in Finland from all countries starting on Monday 26 July.

People travelling to Finland must take into account that a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 is an acceptable justification for entry into the country only for citizens of the EU and Schengen countries and for people residing in an EU or Schengen country.

In addition, from 26 July onwards, cruise ship passengers arriving from an EU or Schengen country are allowed to disembark.

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