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.
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari to visit Tanzania and Mozambique
Minister Ville Skinnari will visit Tanzania on 23–25 February and Mozambique on 26–28 February. During the visit, the Minister will learn about Finland's development cooperation in the two countries and have meetings with their political leadership. The visit will also promote commercial cooperation between Finland and these countries.
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