Restaurants in Finland will be closed at 6 pm in accordance with the restriction proposal

A preliminary decision on the restrictions was made by a ministerial working group chaired by the Minister of Family and Social Affairs Krista Kiuru (SDP), According to Helsingin Sanomat.

The task force proposes that restaurants in the fastest-spreading areas of the coronavirus be required to stop drinking at 5 p.m. and close their doors at 6 p.m.

Also, all restaurants could avoid restrictions by requiring a coronavirus passport from all their customers.

The board will make a formal decision on the restrictions at a meeting beginning on Friday, November 26 at 10 a.m. The restrictions will take effect on Sunday at midnight.

Helsingin Sanomat wrote on Thursday that the government also resolved its dispute over testing requirements for unvaccinated people arriving in Finland. People who have not yet been fully vaccinated against the virus will still need to be tested within 3 to 5 days of entering the country.

The need for the claim will be re-examined at the end of March.

Those entering the country must continue to provide credible evidence of full vaccination with an approved vaccine, recovery from coronavirus in the last six months, or a negative result from a pre-entry coronavirus test. The requirement to test within 3-5 days of arrival applies to people who enter by agreeing to the test upon arrival or presenting a certificate of either a negative test or partial vaccination.

Based on the epidemic, the government is ready to both expand and supplement the temporary provisions of the Communicable Diseases Act. For example, the provisions on the coronavirus passport will be amended to oblige restaurants to require a passport on an ongoing basis and not just when restrictions come.

The extended regulations are valid until June 2022.

Next month, Parliament will receive a bill that would redefine the passport as an independent restriction and not as a means of circumventing restrictions and extending its scope to workplaces. Municipalities, on the other hand, are required to issue an EU digital certificate to persons vaccinated outside the EU if the vaccine they receive is approved by the European Commission or approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use.

The team also decided to introduce a new vaccination strategy and increase testing and contact tracing.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page





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