Avoid all travel to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mosambik ja Malawi
Based on the recommendations of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs recommends avoiding all travel to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mosambik and Malawi
Updated 29.11: Added to the list Mosambik ja Malawi
A new variant of COVID-19, known as B.1.1.529, which has numerous mutations to the spike protein, has been detected in South Africa and Botswana. Due to the mutations, it is feared that the variant may spread effectively.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice for individual countries.