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The European Union had banned all non-essential travel from outside the Schengen zone for the next 30 days. Finland is part of Schengen and approved this new temporary measure. If you are not an EU-citizen, traveling to Finland will no longer be possible.
European leaders try to stop the spreading of the coronavirus and imposed a travel ban on March 16 to anyone coming from a non-Schengen country. Traveling between Schengen countries is still possible, however, some countries closed the borders to their neighbors as well.
On March 27, the Finnish government announced new measures to prevent a further outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.
One of these new measures is to isolate Helsinki from the rest of the country for a period of three weeks. The police and army started to set up roadblocks on all routes that connect Helsinki with other parts of Finland.
These measures were initially planned to end on April 13 but were extended to May 13 on March 30 by Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
During a press conference on March 30, Marin asked the Finnish people to stay inside as much as they could. Schools are being closed and all gatherings of ten or more people have been forbidden.
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Last validated on March 30, 2020:30 March: Finland announced it will extend its measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus with one month until May 13.
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