Finland is not going to open its borders for tourists in the near future. The Finnish government is all set to introduce new Coronavirus-related entry restrictions. Erika Koistinen, a spokesperson for the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, told the media about this new development.
As reported earlier, the Finnish government was expected to adopt more stringent measures to prevent the spread of new variants of the Coronavirus.
Reports suggest that the Interior Ministry had been asked to chalk out a proposal for stepping up measures at border-crossing points. Further, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health also proposed to the government to restrict cross-border travel as much as possible to ensure travellers undergo the COVID tests at the borders. As per the ministry, the restrictions would likely stop all travels, except the required business travel.
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo recently stated that the new variants of COVID had forced the government to weigh up all possible means to reduce the number of border crossings. She added that in comparison to other European countries, Finland’s border restrictions have been stringent and still have room to make them stricter. She also said that they had been prepared to do that all along if the situation warrants it, and now is the situation that requires such an action.