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Assistance of Finnish nationals in distress abroad. No visa inquiries. Phone calls will be recorded.
European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) was implemented on 25th of May 2018. With the new regulation the Embassy permanently deleted the old register data of the Finns abroad. You can inform about your residence in the area by filling out the online travel notification at www.matkustusilmoitus.fi.
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Israel has placed a night curfew on Purim. The curfew will run from 25 to 28 February from 8:30 pm until 5 am. During the curfew, movement is restricted to 1,000 meters from home and it is not allowed to visit another person’s home. Most incoming and outgoing flights are halted from 7th of February to 6th of March. Any person who wishes to board a flight to Israel would be required to present to the airline operator a certificate attesting to negative results to a PCR coronavirus test. Those returning from abroad are required to quarantine in designate hotels for 10-14 days. Restrictions on gatherings are in place. Rules and regulations might change at short notice.
In 2020, the Unit for Consular Assistance provided nearly twice as much guidance compared to the previous year. In the spring, during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, personal guidance and advice were given to tens of thousands of travellers stranded abroad. Thousands of travellers were assisted in returning to Finland after air traffic ground to a sudden halt.