Finland is new destination for double-jabbed tourists with no need for tests or quarantine

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Helsinki (AP)
Helsinki (AP)

UK tourists have a new possible holiday destination after Finland announced it is open to double-jabbed visitors from the UK.

Its tourism board, Visit Finland, said tourists who could show a certificate, such as the NHS Covid Pass letter, proving they had received “full covid-19 vaccines” a fortnight before arriving in the country would not have to be tested.

It added that a certificate showing a traveller had recovered from the virus within six months of arriving in the country would also not have to undergo mandatory testing.

Finland is on the UK’s amber list meaning double-jabbed UK citizens can visit without quarantine and do not have to self-isolate on their return but do need to take two PCR test when they are back home.

Kristiina Hietasaari, Director of Visit Finland, said: We look forward to welcoming UK travellers back to explore our 188,000 lakes, the forest which covers more than 70% of our land and of course cities such as our capital Helsinki, renowned for its artistic and cultural offerings as well as its vibrant and innovative culinary scene.

"Across the country our tourism industry looks forward to warmly welcoming visitors from the UK for a safe travel experience.”

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