Finland will not open border with Russia until September 8
Russians should not wait the opening of the border with Finland at least until September 8th. The northern country has once again extended travel restrictions, explaining this by an increase of the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the world. Previously, restrictive measures were announced before August 25.
In addition, taking into account the deteriorating epidemiological situation in Belgium, the Netherlands and Andorra, the Finnish authorities returned travel restrictions to these countries from August 10.
The Finnish side still adheres to its position: restrictions can be lifted only for countries where the number of cases of infection is 8 per 100 thousand people for the past two weeks. The Finnish list of high risk countries includes Sweden, Russia, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. The list is reviewed every 14 days, but if necessary, changes can be made earlier.
According to the Finnish media, there has been an increase in the number of infections in Finland itself. So, the possibility of testing for coronavirus at the ports of Helsinki and Turku, as well as on the border with Sweden, is being considered.