Current situation and restrictions in Finland 23.4.2020. The restrictions are in force until 13 May, unless stated otherwise. The Government is to meet on 3 May to discuss how the restrictions will continue.
Current restrictions 23.4.2020
- Border crossings
- Finland’s borders have been closed and passenger traffic to Finland has been suspended. Finnish citizens and persons residing in Finland are allowed to return to Finland.
- People returning from abroad will be placed in quarantine-like conditions for two weeks.
- Traveling within Finland
- Restrictions on movement between Uusimaa and other regions were lifted on 15 April. However, all non-essential travel should be avoided within Finland as well.
- Contact teaching has been restricted at all levels of education.
- Events and meetings
- All public events, meetings and gatherings with more than 10 attendees, whether indoors or outdoors, are prohibited.
- Events of more than 500 people are banned until at least 31 July.
- Restaurants, cafés and bars will remain closed until 31 May.
- Takeaway meals may be sold either directly to the customer or for delivery.
- Sports and cultural services
- Municipal swimming pools and other indoor sports facilities have been closed.
- State and municipal museums, theaters and libraries are closed.
- Until further notice, the Finnish Immigration Service will grant first residence permits to start on 14 May 2020 at the earliest.
- Changes to public transport in the Helsinki region: HSL: Public transport and coronavirus