Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu
Q&A about travelling and coronavirus
We have put together frequently asked questions with answers about travel and coronavirus.
Changes to border traffic and travel recommendations, non-essential travel should be avoided
At its session on 23 July, the Government decided on changes to border traffic restrictions and travel recommendations. Internal border control will be reinstated for traffic between Finland and Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland. All traffic is allowed from certain non-European countries. Persons returning from abroad should follow the quarantine instructions issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Travel restrictions are further relaxed but non-essential travel should still be avoided
Finland allows recreational travel to Finland from those European countries where the number of coronavirus infections is at a sufficiently low level. People are able to travel to these countries and to return to Finland from them without self-isolation. On 15 June, the restrictions on non-essential travel were lifted for Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway and will be lifted on 13 July for Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the Vatican.
Nepalese children back to school - Finland supports the continuation of Nepalese education during the COVID-19 pandemia
Nepalese schools have been closed since March. The Nepalese authorities have drawn up a response plan to reopen schools and searching ways to provide distance education as the corona pandemia continues. Finland and other donors support Nepal's efforts to continue educating children. Finland will contribute EUR 2.5 million by decision of the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari.