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Unvaccinated are not “welcome”, Sweden and Finland tighten entry requirements – measures remain in force until 16 January

Anyone going to Finland must show proof of coronavirus vaccination or even evidence that you have been cured of COVID-19 in the last six months.

The negative test done only 48 hours before entering this state must also be valid, business crafter reports.

This Scandinavian country has left in force the strict measures, as like any other European country has experienced an increase in cases with Omicron.

Thus the control of the internal borders for the passengers of the Schengen area remains in force until January 16 next year, have announced by the Finnish government.

However, there are some exceptions to the new rules regarding border crossings. Residents of areas around the land borders with Norway and Sweden to the north can enter without a test while providing evidence of an EU-approved COVID-19 vaccination certificate or evidence that they have recovered from coronavirus over the past six months.

And if they do not have a vaccination certificate, citizens of border areas can enter Finland if they have as evidence the negative COVID-19 test that was done seven days before entering this country.

However, these rules do not apply to children born after 2006. Finnish citizens are also allowed to enter unconditionally subject to testing.

Like Finland, passengers departing for Sweden have already been notified of the new entry rules, which took effect on 28 December.

However, citizens of EU countries are also allowed to enter with a negative COVID-19 test that must be no older than 48 hours, announced the Swedish police engaged in border controls.

Children up to the age of 12 should not be tested, as should residents living along the border with Finland, Norway and Denmark.

Sweden is currently in the third wave and recorded 21,247 cases during December 28th. Since the beginning of the pandemic in this country 1.3 million have been infected and 15,286 others have lost their lives from COVID-19 infection.

Worldwide, the official number of infected is now over 283 million, and another 5.4 million who lost their lives.

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