Finland tightens health measures at borders to curb corona | Finland tightens health measures at borders, PCR test becomes mandatory



Finland tightens health measures at borders to curb corona | Finland tightens health measures at borders, PCR test becomes mandatory

Digital Desk, Helsinki. Finland has ordered mandatory PCR tests for arrivals from high-risk areas to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. This policy has come into force with immediate effect.

From next Tuesday, people coming from any country outside the European Union or the Schengen area will have to submit a negative corona report which should not be more than 48 hours old. This will be considered as proof of complete vaccination.

These rules do not apply to Finnish citizens and residents of Finland living abroad or passengers not leaving the airport, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to official figures, more than 10,500 new corona cases were registered in Finland between 6 and 12 December. Official figures show that as of 15 December, 87.4 percent of people over the age of 12 in Finland have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 82.9 percent have received at least two doses and 11.5 percent have received three doses. .

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