Patrons enjoying beer and chitchat when terraces reopened on June 1, 2020. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today
Patrons enjoying beer and chitchat in Helsinki when terraces reopened on June 1, 2020. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

Today, the restrictions imposed by the government on restaurants and cafeterias are going to be lifted.

Alcohol can be served according to the Alcohol Act; many serve until four in the morning and keep the doors open until 05:00.

Neither the number of seats nor the opening hours are limited.

The restaurants and cafeterias are still required to provide a seat for each patron, and there must be a place to wash hands. Surfaces, as well as the premises, must be kept clean. In addition, the restaurants and cafeterias have to plan the seating according to the guidelines of proper physical distance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many flight restrictions are also going to be lifted today. Read more in our previous story.