Embassy of Finland, Beijing
Consulate General, Shanghai
Finnish missions in China
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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.
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.
Entry to China is still prohibited for most foreigners. However, China has made it possible for those abroad holding a valid Chinese residence permit to apply for a visa – a valid residence permit alone will not allow entry. All those entering China will be tested for coronavirus and are subject to a two-week quarantine at centralized quarantine centers. Travel within the country is largely normalized. We follow the situation and give regular updates also on the missions’ Facebook pages.
We have put together frequently asked questions with answers about travel and coronavirus.