At the beginning of the week, many Finnish tourists became enthusiastic to leave Norway, which severely congested the Kilpisjärvi border crossing point.
Bridge During the week, there were Finns on the Norwegian border even until congestion, but soon traveling to the country becomes difficult for many Finns.
According to the assessment of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet), the areas of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Kymenlaakso and Päijät-Häme Hospital District are changing on the corona map from green to orange next Monday due to the worsening disease situation in the regions. The quarantine requirement for travelers from Kainuu remains unchanged.
Travelers from these areas will be subject to travel quarantine from next Monday. Preliminary test requirements are also being tightened. The Norwegian Government informed on Friday.
Norway opened his trip on Monday so that the whole of Finland, except Kainuu, entered the country without the requirement for a quarantine and preliminary test certificate.
The change caused car traffic to Norway to pick up. The Finnish-Norwegian border at the Kilpisjärvi border crossing point was heavily congested on Monday. According to the Border Guard, queues at the border stretched up to five kilometers.
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Norway does not require travel quarantine or prior proof of a negative corona test result for those arriving from Finland who come from “green” areas of a peaceful disease situation. Those arriving from these areas still have to go to the corona test at the border.
Quarantine, corona test certificate or border testing is also not required for those who have received a full series of vaccinations or for those who have contracted coronavirus disease within six months.
Quarantine requirement A person traveling from Finland to Norway from the “orange” area of the district must present a certificate of negative corona test certificate upon arrival. In addition, the passenger must take a corona test at the border and be quarantined upon arrival in the country.
Those under the age of 18 who have arrived from the quarantine area and those who have received the first dose of coronary vaccine 3 to 15 weeks earlier may be released from quarantine after a negative result to a test taken no earlier than three days after arrival.
Other passengers may be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result in a corona test taken seven days after arrival.
Norway’s complex test practices at the border have confused Finns, and many varied practices have been encountered at border crossings.
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