Finland will begin lifting some of its coronavirus-caused emergency measures. Here is what it means for work-based immigration.
- As of 14 May 2020, legislative restrictions on border traffic will be lifted for cross-border traffic within the Schengen area by allowing commuter traffic based on employment or assignment and other essential traffic.
- It is no longer necessary to provide reasons for the necessity of the work commute.
- Internal border control will continue at land borders, ports and airports. It is not recommended to travel abroad for leisure.
- Restrictions on external border traffic (between Finland and a non-Schengen country) will be extended until 14 June 2020.
- A person arriving in the country should enter self-isolation for 14 days. Under self-isolation, the person is allowed to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons.
Source and more information: The Finnish Border Guard
Other changes relevant for foreign employees in Finland
- From 1 June gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed.
- Cafes, restaurants and bars will be permitted to open, with certain limitations, on 1 June.
- The borrowing of books and other material from libraries will be immediately permitted.
- Outdoor recreational facilities will be opened as of 14 May, subject to the restrictions on gatherings.
Read more: Finnish Government
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