The Nordic countries’ friendship with Tanzania remains strong in times of trial
Nordic Week celebrates the diversifying relationship between the Nordic countries and Tanzania. Nordic Week 2020 will focus on multilateral cooperation, the environment, human rights, gender equality and private sector development.
Foreign Ministry’s repatriation flights have ended
The repatriation flights arranged by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have ended. Altogether 16 flights were carried out, with a total of 3,227 tourists returning to Finland or through Finland to their home country in Europe. Around 2,000 of the passengers on the flights were tourists returning to Finland.
If you are travelling abroad, return to Finland!
Due to the prevailing emergency conditions based on the Emergency Powers Act, the Government has decided to restrict traffic at Finland’s external borders starting on Thursday 19 March at 00.00. Finns travelling abroad are encouraged to return to Finland as soon as possible.
Africa cannot manage the spread of coronavirus infections without donors’ support
More than 30 African countries have reported coronavirus infections. The matter has been addressed without delay, but Finland’s missions in Tanzania and Mozambique estimate that countering the epidemic may be difficult and Africa will need outside support.
Finland suspends the reception and processing of ordinary visa and residence permit applications in the missions
Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland, in line with the rest of the Schengen countries, has suspended the reception of normal visa applications in Finland’s missions with immediate effect from 19 March until further notice.
ThisisFINLAND’s Foreign Correspondents’ Programme
We are sorry to inform you that due to the worldwide Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation we are not able to organize ThisisFINLAND’s Foreign Correspondents’ programme in June, 2020 as planned. Application process has been stopped. This is a precautionary measure aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus advice for travellers: Ministry for Foreign Affairs monitors coronavirus situation
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Finland’s Missions are monitoring the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), and they are in constant contact with key actors with regard to the situational picture and any necessary measures.
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