Finland on Friday started rating countries with low COVID-19 risk with an average of 25 new infections per day in the last 2 weeks, instead of the previous rating of 8 to 10 infections per day.
“From September 19, entry restrictions can be lifted in traffic between Finland and EU and Schengen countries where the incidence of new cases does not exceed 25 new cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Until now, the limit value has been 8-10”, the Finnish interior ministry said, adding that the new rules also apply to the United Kingdom.
Under the new rules, starting from Saturday, all entry restrictions will be lifted for arrivals to Finland from Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Liechtenstein and Cyprus.
Due to the increased number of COVID infections in Italy and Hungary, arrivals from both countries will have to go into quarantine upon arrival in Finland.