On July 13, travel restrictions will be removed for many countries in the EU and for some third countries as well.

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto during government’s negotiations on lifting border restrictions at the House of the Estates in Helsinki on July 8, 2020. Photograph: Lauri Heikkinen/The Finnish government

On July 13, traveling to Finland will be allowed from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Cyprus, Ireland, Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican.

In addition, traveling for work or for another necessary reason will be allowed from Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Ruanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China.

Also, as according to the decision made by the government earlier, borders stay open for travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The government told about their decision in a press conference on Wednesday evening.