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Avoid non-essential travel.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foreign Ministry’s general travel advice is to avoid all but essential travel. However, all travel should be avoided to Brazil and South Africa, in accordance with the recommendation of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
In addition, the Foreign Ministry recommends to avoid all travel to certain countries due to their general security situation or to leave such countries immediately. If you still decide to travel, always check before travelling the current coronavirus and entry restrictions from the authorities of the country of your destination. All persons returning from abroad must follow THL’s self-isolation guidelines.
Finland committed to ensuring global access to COVID-19 vaccines15.4.2021
Finland supports developing countries to fight against COVID-19 with more than EUR 80 million from its development cooperation appropriations. The sum includes a EUR 2.5 million core contribution paid to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, last year. International cooperation is instrumental for defeating the pandemic.
Webinars on changes in trade between the EU and the UK
Do you need more information about the new requirements in trade between the EU and the UK? A series of webinars on the new trade formalities, organised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs together with stakeholders in central government and the British Embassy in Finland, will be held in May.
Advance voting abroad in Finland's municipal elections in 2021
The municipal elections will be held on Sunday 13 June 2021. The Act on the Postponement of the 2021 Municipal Elections entered into force on 29 March 2021. The advance voting period will be from 26 May to 8 June in Finland and from 2 to 5 June abroad.