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Continue to avoid non-essential travel.
However, the Government has decided to lift border restrictions between Finland and certain countries. Before travelling, always check the current entry regulations in your travel destination from the authorities of the country of destination, for example from the nearest mission of the country in question. Persons returning from abroad should follow the quarantine instructions issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Effects of COVID-19 pandemic on Finnish missions’ entry permit services – current situation19.11.2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence the entry permit services of the Finnish diplomatic missions abroad. All missions are not able to provide these services in the same way and to the same extent as in normal circumstances before the pandemic. In this fall, the missions have been reopening their services as far as possible, and currently entry services are provided in most countries at least to a limited extent.
EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy
The new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020–2024 has approved last week. Finland actively participated in the negotiations and regards the Action Plan as a significant document steering the EU’s common foreign and security policy.