The state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak has ended in Finland.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) being interviewed by the media before one of the government’s meetings related to lifting restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic at the House of the Estates in Helsinki on June 11, 2020. Picture: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

The Emergency Powers Act has been revoked, Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) said at the press conference Monday afternoon.


In practice, some of the measures enforced by the government to tackle the spreading of COVID-19, have been revoked, but still many remain in effect. The revoked measures include detailed legislation concerning pharmacies, social and health services and some details in work-related agreements.


However, the current border restrictions will remain in effect, and so will the restrictions concerning restaurants.

The government noted that there is still a risk that the coronavirus could become more widespread. This, according to Anna-Maja Henriksson (the SPP), the minister of justice, is something every citizen can affect by, for example, keeping proper physical distance.

Major restrictions under the Emergency Powers Act included closing the border of Uusimaa region and shutting down the schools.

The Emergency Powers Act was in effect for three months. It came into force on March 17, 2020, and will be revoked on Tuesday, June 16.