Traveling for Finns who have received two doses of the vaccine will be much easier this month.
No more quarantines and negative corona test results are needed when you return home, but proof that you have received two doses of corona vaccine is enough.
The person leaving for the trip must still verify the current entry and quarantine regulations of the destination country.
Travel for fully vaccinated Finns will be released from Monday 21 June.
- From then on, entry into Finland is allowed from the EU if the passenger has to present a certificate of an acceptable covid-19 vaccination series received at least 14 days before arrival or a coronary disease less than 6 months ago, Chief of Staff Kirsi Pimiä from the Ministry of the Interior said at a press conference on Thursday.
Admission to a corona test is also not required if at least 11 days have passed since the person's arrival in Finland has passed a positive corona test result.
In this case, the passenger should be asymptomatic.
Next week, the EU coroner vaccination certificate will also be introduced in Finland.
From 22 June, those vaccinated will receive an EU coroner vaccination certificate from Omakanta, which is free of charge and available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
Greece is one of the favorite holiday destinations for Finns.
Photo: Nicolas Economou / ZUMA
A third relief is also promised.
So far, the State Department has recommended avoiding all unnecessary travel.
Now that too is changing.
When traveling in the EU and Schengen area, you are only advised to take special care.
However, it is still recommended to avoid unnecessary travel when traveling outside the EU and Schengen areas.
The exceptions are countries for which the government has lifted entry restrictions.
These countries include Monaco, Romania, San Marino, the Vatican, Australia, South Korea, Israel, Singapore, Rwanda and New Zealand.
Entry is not restricted due to low interest rates and disease risk in the countries.
In addition, the State Department continues to recommend avoiding all travel to Brazil, South Africa and India.
Ilta-Sanomat compiled information on the entry requirements of Finnish favorite destinations and the current interest rate restrictions.
Double vaccinators enter Greece without any certificates other than the vaccine certificate.
The second dose of vaccine should have been given at least 14 days before the trip.
Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Finns.
Photo: Nicolas Economou / ZUMA
A negative corona test or proof that you have suffered from a corona in the last 9 months also gives access to the country.
In order to enter the aircraft, the passenger must also have a certificate in the Passenger locator form.
There is still a mask obligation and a curfew from 1:30 to 5:00.
Museums and restaurants are open with certain restrictions, and open-air restaurants and cafés, for example, allow music performances.
A double vaccinated person can also enter Spain without other certificates, as long as the second dose of vaccine is received at least 2 weeks before the trip.
In Mallorca, restaurant interiors close at 6 pm and terraces at 11 pm Photo: John-Patrick Morarescu / ZUMA
Spain still has a mask obligation in place, but the country’s prime minister has promised to ease the restriction “soon”.
However, he has not told the exact day.
In the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, among others, restaurants are open until 2 p.m.
In Tenerife and Lanzarote, restaurants close at midnight.
In the Balearic Islands, for example in Mallorca, restaurant interiors close at 6 pm and terraces at 11 pm Shops, beaches and parks close as early as 10 pm.
In Andalusia, where the Sun Coast, which is popular with Finns, is located, restaurants can be open until 00, pubs and bars until 02.
The vaccine certificate also gives access to Croatia.
When traveling from EU and EEA countries, you can go to Croatia as soon as you have received your second dose of the vaccine.
So no need to wait 14 days.
Recipients of a single dose of vaccine can also enter the country under certain conditions.
More information can be found on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
There is still a mask obligation in Croatia.
Public events are limited to one hundred people.
Bars, cafés and restaurants are open on the terraces from 06:00 until 24:00, and the restaurants are on-site.
Nightclubs and discos are closed for the time being.
Museums, shopping malls, casinos, gyms and beauty salons, among others, are open.
At present, you can travel freely from Finland to Estonia without a quarantine obligation and a negative corona test result.
So you can enter the country without any certificates.
Tourists in the Old Town of Tallinn in Estonia on July 21, 2020. Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa
Marika Nöjd, Communications Director of Tallink Silja, hopes that all traveling Finns will introduce the Finentry service, which will facilitate their return to Finland.
There is a mask recommendation in force in Estonia, but cinemas, for example, have the right to require the use of a mask on their premises.
The Visit Estonia website states that spas, museums, exhibitions, restaurants and bars are open in Estonia with space restrictions.
The restaurants are open for drinks from 10:00 until 22:00.
The nightclubs are still closed.
From 28 June, the country's restrictions will be lifted to allow events of more than a thousand people indoors and events of more than 5,000 people outdoors, provided that safety gaps can be maintained and no more than 50% of indoor capacity is available.
Now the numbers are 600 people indoors and a thousand outdoors.
Sweden does not require a negative test result or a coroner vaccine certificate when traveling from Finland.
Sweden lifted entry restrictions for the Nordic countries on 31 May.
So you can enter the country freely from Finland.
Street view of central Stockholm on May 29, 2021. Pictured are corona test ads on Drottninggatan.
Photo: Emmi Korhonen
In Sweden, public transport is recommended to be used only for essential journeys, and crowds and queues should be avoided.
In Stockholm, the mask recommendation is valid in all public indoor areas around the clock.
Restaurants, cafés and bars in Sweden are currently open until 10.30pm, and alcohol is served until 10pm.
Amusement parks, among others, are also open.
There are still strict audience restrictions on events.
Indoor events with seating for all may have a maximum of 50 participants, outdoor events a maximum of 500.
The woman photographed Mount Segla on Instragram on the island of Senja in Norway on July 6, 2020. Photo: Anne Salomäki
At present, tourists from Norway do not even have an issue from other Nordic countries.
Also, travel for work is not possible with a few exceptions.
The country’s government has sharply tightened access to foreigners across borders.