Finland will end Covid income restrictions on Friday

will ease restrictions on visitor entry related to the coronavirus on Friday, July 1, the Finnish Border Guard announced on Tuesday.

From that date, those arriving from abroad will no longer be required to provide proof of Covid vaccinations or tests. At the same time, Covid testing at the border crossing point will also end.

The agency estimates that the easing of border restrictions is likely to increase the number of arrivals at Finland’s eastern border.

THL: Cases

According to the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), corona cases, including those causing hospitalization, deaths and intensive care, are still declining in Finland, despite signs that the pandemic is recovering elsewhere in Europe.

Coronavirus infections have been steadily declining in all age groups since the wave observed between March and April.

Vaccines still provide effective protection against a serious infection, but their protection is only temporary, the agency noted. press release.

The updated its vaccination strategy last week. Its main goal is to keep society open and reduce the risk of serious infection by vaccinating as many people as possible, especially those at risk.

The Jab strategy is likely to be updated

To date, THL has recommended four doses of for those over 80 years of age and those at risk. Three doses have been recommended for the rest of the population.

"It is important to understand who Covid is for and what protection people can expect from it." Leading physician for THL Hanna Nohy said in a statement.

However, the agency anticipates a new wave of infection in the fall and is considering extending the fourth dose recommendation to the general population to minimize the risks of the virus appearing.

The agency added that it is likely to update its vaccination guidelines in the coming weeks.

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Source: The Nordic Page




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