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Finland restricts travel from Denmark

After intense negotiations, the Finnish Government again restricts travel to Finland from a range of EU countries.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

If you were planning on visiting Finland take note that border controls and travel restrictions have been reinstated in Finland for a range of countries due to a rise in spread, the restrictions will be effective as of 24 August the Finnish Minister, Maria Ohisalo, wrote today in a tweet.

This means that residents of Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Greece and Malta will not be able to visit the country (check with the Finnish embassy to find any exemptions to the travel restrictions) from that date.

Denmark is also advising against travel to Iceland due to the new restrictions imposed on visitors to the island by the Icelandic Government. Check with their embassy if you were planning on going to Iceland.

According to the newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet, the limit set by the Finnish Government, regarding when to impose travel restrictions, has been set at 10 per 100,000 accumulated over two weeks.

This makes Finland more restrictive than Denmark where the rate for restrictions is set at 30 per 100,000 in a 7-day period.

With a rise in spread in a range of regions across Europe, new travel restrictions could be imposed tomorrow when the Danish travel guidelines are be updated.

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