Embassy of Finland, Ottawa
Master Cheng at the Calgary European Film Festival
13. – 15.11.2020
Mika Kaurismäki’s Master Cheng (Mestari Cheng), will be streaming across Alberta courtesy of the Calgary online European Film Festival
EUFF anywhere in Canada
13. – 29.11.2020
This year European Union Film Festival goes online. The Finnish film "Helene" by Antti Jokinen will end the festival on November 29th.
Reflecting on the US elections with Esko Aho (Finland’s 37th Prime Minister)
Join the conversation with former Prime Minister Esko Aho on the implications of the US election results for politics and the economy.
Covid-19 News for Canada
For the time being only Canadian citizens and permanent residents, their immediate family members and persons residing in Canada with a valid permit are allowed to enter the country.
Effects of COVID-19 pandemic on Finnish missions’ entry permit services – current situation
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence the entry permit services of the Finnish diplomatic missions abroad. All missions are not able to provide these services in the same way and to the same extent as in normal circumstances before the pandemic. In this fall, the missions have been reopening their services as far as possible, and currently entry services are provided in most countries at least to a limited extent.
Changes to travel guidance and entry restrictions due to COVID-19 situation
According to the Government decision made in September, restrictions on entry may be lifted for traffic between Finland and those EU and Schengen countries and the counties on the green list specified by the Council of the EU where the incidence of COVID-19 has not exceeded 25 new cases per 100,000 persons in the previous 14 days. The Government assesses the situation in different countries once a week. This news article will be updated with changes to the guidance and restrictions.
Travel guidance and entry restrictions amended due to COVID-19
On 11 September, the Government adopted a decision on restrictions on border traffic, which will enter into force on 19 September. Restrictions on entry will be lifted for traffic between Finland and Cyprus, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Poland and Sweden, as well as for residents of Australia, Canada and Japan who are travelling from their home country to Finland. Restrictions on entry into the country will be reintroduced between Finland and Hungary and Italy.