On May 14, Finland reopens borders to travelers

Finland will reopen borders on May 14 to travelers

Finland open border 14 May

The spread of COVID-19 has come down in Finland. This has prompted the country to relax restrictions on travel across borders. In a reviving thought about migration overseas that brings travelers into the country, Finland has decided to allow specific classes of people from May 14, 2020.

Those who will be able to enter Finland will include:

  • Students who are doing courses in the country
  • Seasonal workers
  • International journalists.

The borders are set to open for foreign workers in the Schengen zone. This group of people will include Estonian citizens who work in Finland.

The Finnish Border Guard has prepared details regarding cross-border travel since the new decision has been made. The following are the categories of international travelers who will be allowed to enter Finland from May 14:

  • Returnees to Finland including
    • Citizens of EU & Schengen Area living in Finland and members of their families
    • Finnish citizens and members of their families
    • Third-country citizens holding residence permits
  • Employees and travelers including
    • Travelers with transaction-management contracts, employment contracts, and other contracted workers
    • Employees of international organizations, diplomats, employees of aid organizations, and military
    • Students doing their study in Finland
    • Citizens of the EU/Schengen Area member states holding the registered right of residence in Finland
    • Individuals travelling for family reasons that are unavoidable (E.g. Illness, funerals, meeting a relative, weddings)
    • Those needing international protection
    • Those travelling on other reasonable grounds including foreign journalists, and representatives of Sami lifestyle and culture
  • Transit travelers including
    • Citizens of EU/Schengen Area member states travelling to other EU and Schengen states through Finland
    • People travelling to other EU and Schengen states with a residence permit
    • Seasonal workers

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Finland, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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