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Finnair discontinues its COVID-19 certificate requirements for passengers flying to Finland

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7.7.2021 at 14:02
Finnair has informed it will be discontinuing requirements for COVID-19 certificates for passengers that are flying to Finland staring July 12th.

Finnair states in its press release on July 7th, that the airline will no longer require COVID-19 certificates from passengers flying to Finland. Before, Finnair has required passengers travelling to Finland to provide a certificate of a negative coronavirus test, a certificate stating the passenger has already had the coronavirus disease, or that he or she has been vaccinated. Finnair is discontinuing its requirements in line with Finland’s new entry model.

“With the new legislation, the requirements for entry are checked on arrival, so our customers do not need to show their certificates to Finnair customer service agent at the check-in, when their destination is Finland”, says Jaakko Schildt, Finnair Chief Operating Officer. “We continue to check the documents for those transiting to an international flight at Helsinki, per authority requirements.”

Finland’s new entry model opens up Finland for leisure travelers: travelers from EU and Schengen countries can enter Finland freely as of 12 July without any additional health safety measures when they are fully vaccinated or have had a COVID-19 infection before within the past six months, or are born in 2006 or later, or are arriving from a country with a low virus incidence.

Those with one vaccination only are instructed to take a covid-19 test earliest 72 hours after arrival to Finland, and those without any vaccinations are required in addition to have a negative test result before departure to Finland or a test on arrival.

Source: Finnair Press Release 7.7.2021