Finland open borders with several countries

The government of Finland has lifted some of the restrictions imposed because of the pandemic of coronavirus in the country, opens the borders with countries where fixed low rate of incidence, said on Tuesday the Cabinet.

No later than July 10 the government will decide which countries will be allowed to tourism.

"July 13, will be abolished internal border controls between the countries in which the level COVID-19 is similar to what is observed in countries where the internal border control has been canceled. These countries are Norway, Denmark, Iceland and the Baltic States. Currently, the limit value is a maximum of 8 new cases per 100 thousand people during the previous 14 days", - stated in the message.

These could be: Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Liechtenstein, and Croatia, Cyprus and Ireland.

Based on epidemiological assessment, will continue the internal border controls and travel restrictions between Finland and the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic.

"The government will no longer give recommendations based on a specific age limit in order to avoid physical contact", - stated in the message.

It is also expected that the government recommendation about remote work, effective until August 1 and will not continue.

"In their negotiations, the government indicated that the recommendation for remote work will end on 1 August because of the good epidemiological situation. The summer vacation season in July allows a smooth transition to normal working conditions", says the Cabinet.

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