Finland to require COVID tests from Brits

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Finland has introduced stricter entry rules for British travellers, starting from Tuesday.

From 21 December, fully vaccinated arrivals from the UK over 16 years of age will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within a 48 hours of arrival. The test can be either a PCR or lateral flow.

Until then, Brits who are double-jabbed, or who have proof of once vaccine dose and recovery from COVID-19, do not need to test.

The UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) says the new rules testing will be in place until at least 16 January 2022.

The FCDO update says: “Finland has introduced increased health screening measures on arrival for UK travellers.

“Travellers should be prepared to take a COVID-19 test on arrival unless they can demonstrate proof of a negative test (PCR or lateral flow test) taken within 48 hours of arrival.

“From 21 December 2021 until at least 16 January 2022, all UK travellers over the age of 16 (including fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated travellers) must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival to enter Finland.

“Both PCR and lateral flow tests will be accepted.

“See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details.”

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