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Finland May Allow Entry For Tourists From Coronavirus-affected Countries

Finland May Allow Entry For Tourists From Coronavirus-affected Countries

Finland may open its borders to tourists from countries where the situation with the coronavirus is assessed as unfavorable, according to the Finnish portal Yle.

"The law, which is intended to promote the resumption of international tourism business in Finland, may come into force before Christmas, but not earlier," the newspaper writes.

During the current week, the document prepared by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland will be sent for evaluation by experts. According to the STT Agency, the bill is scheduled to be approved before December 21 or 22, when the term of office of the country's Parliament ends.

What measures the government will take to protect the health and safety of the tourism sector will be announced next week. In practice, as the portal notes, the necessary level of security can be provided through testing, but the details of the plan have not yet been publicly announced.

According to the information on the website of the Finnish customs service, the second type of restrictions applies to Russian citizens, which excludes the possibility of entering the country for tourist purposes.

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