Interview with Nordic Green Run 2022 Team Finland Runners
Team Finland did an amazing performance in Nordic Green Run this year. From May 30 to June 5, the 237 members of the Strava team ran and walked an impressive 3,651 kilometers! The Finnish Embassy wanted to thank the participants of Nordic Green Run 2022 for their efforts for Team Finland and chose a few winners who received Finland-themed prizes as a thank you. We were also very happy to invite them to our office and have a chat with them.
Entry restrictions due to COVID-19 to be lifted on 1 July
Restrictions on entry at Finland’s external borders imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted on 1 July 2022. Third-country travellers arriving in Finland will no longer be required to hold vaccination or COVID-19 test certificates, and COVID-19 tests will not be carried out at border crossing points.
SGD 25,272 collected for the marine environment through this year's Nordic Green Run
After a friendly but fierce competition between the Nordic communities in Singapore, Norway could call themselves winners of the Nordic Green Run for the second year in a row. By sponsoring the different teams, Nordic companies operating in Singapore donated SGD 25,272 towards the ocean clean-up organisation Seven Clean Seas.
Fast track speeds up immigration of experts and growth entrepreneurs
A new fast track service enables specialists, growth entrepreneurs and their family members to obtain a residence permit within 14 days. The service will be launched at the beginning of June. This service pledge is one of the Government's many measures to streamline the immigration of experts.
Finland is preparing to apply for NATO membership
Finland is preparing to apply for membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On 15 May, the Government submitted a report to Parliament on Finland’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and proposed that the President of the Republic decide that Finland will apply for membership in NATO after Parliament has been heard.