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Finland is opening for travel and events

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The Finnish Government recommends that as of 1 August 2020, if the development of the epidemic continues in the current direction without any significant setbacks, events with more than 500 persons may be organised in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Event organisers must ensure the safety of attendees by following the guidelines from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) concerning safe distances, hygiene practices and limiting the number of visitors, if necessary by dividing activities into smaller sections.

Until now, Finland welcomes travellers from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway. Travelers from these countries do not need to self-quarantine on arrival in Finland.

Visit Finland has formed an internal recovery task force that gathers and shares information both internally and externally. Practical information for the travel trade during and after the Coronavirus pandemic can be found here.

More information on health & safety at Finnish travel companies is given here.

Service providers in Finland ensure personnel and personal safety with prevention materials like disinfectant gel and disposable tissues. Physical distancing is enabled with space regulations in conference facilities and restaurants. There are physical transparent partitions on registration and customer counters.

Health and safety measures have been increased: Cleaning, sanitation and disinfection regimes of commonly used areas is extra careful. Contactless payment is widely in use. Sanitizing and handwashing stations are provided. Ventilation of venues is being monitored. Food and beverage and banqueting services follow the health and safety measures set by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. This also applies to transportation and logistics and to third party suppliers.

Attendee flows will be monitored during events. Registration process can be adapted. Catering will be managed in a way it allows physical distancing.

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