FRS Coronavirus information 7.5.2020 for employees relocating to Finland

Finland will begin lifting some of its coronavirus-caused emergency measures. Here is what it means for work-based immigration.

Border traffic

  • 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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