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The government adopted a decision on new entry restrictions at the external borders on Thursday based on the current coronavirus incidence rates. The decision will enter into force on September 9.

External border traffic refers to traffic between Finland and non-Schengen third countries. Restrictions on the entry will be lifted for residents of Saudi Arabia and Singapore in traffic arriving in Finland from these countries.

By contrast, entry restrictions will be reinstated for residents of Australia, Brunei and Ukraine in traffic arriving in Finland from these countries.

If a person arriving from a country subject to the restrictions is not fully vaccinated, the accepted reasons for entry are return travel to Finland, return travel to other EU or Schengen countries, transit on regular, scheduled flights at an airport or other essential travel.

The restrictions will continue until 19 September. However, people may still enter Finland from all countries upon presenting an approved certificate of a full vaccine course.