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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.
Finland's Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 20218.1.2021
Finland assumed its one-year Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers on 1 January 2021. The main task of the Finnish Presidency will be to advance Our Vision 2030, adopted by the Nordic Prime Ministers, according to which the Nordic region will be the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto: Foreign Policy Year 2020
Much has been written and said about how exceptional the year 2020 turned out to be. The Covid-19 crisis affected the whole world in a way that stopped us all for a moment.
Applying for a visa during the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis of family ties or an established relationship
All Finnish missions abroad responsible for entry matters accept visa applications submitted by representatives of defined special groups. Representatives of such special groups include, for example, persons applying for a visa on the basis of family ties or an established relationship. The conditions for issuing a visa under the Schengen Visa Code must also be met.