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COVID-19 Recommendations for passengers arriving in Finland

Published 21.7.2020 13.35

While travelling, one should remember to avoid physical contact, maintain a safe distance from other people and follow good hand and coughing hygiene. Coronavirus is primarily transmitted as a droplet infection when a diseased person coughs or sneezes. Coronavirus causes a sudden respiratory tract infection. The symptoms include e.g. a cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and headache.

Wash your hands with soap often and carefully. If you cannot wash your hands, use an alcohol-based or other hand sanitizer approved by the chemical authority.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue. Put the used tissue in the rubbish bin immediately. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.

Stay at least one to two metres away from other people at all times.

Avoid crowds and physical or near physical contact as much as possible. If you cannot avoid physical contact, wash your hands with soap and water immediately after contact.

If you suspect you may be infected

Symptoms of a coronavirus may include, for example, cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or loss of sense of smell and taste. If you have one or more of these symptoms, contact the health services immediately by calling:

  • the corona counselling service phone at Tampere University Hospital: 03 311 65333 (open every day 24 hours).
  • the emergency support number at 116 117.

You will be provided with instructions for seeking testing and/or treatment over the phone.

You can assess your need for treatment by filling in the symptom assessment form in the Omaolo service at COVID-19 symptom check-up service . The service is available in English and also in Finnish and Swedish.

If you have respiratory symptoms, do not go directly to a health centre or emergency service but always call first.

Please note that in many parts of the world, there are significantly more cases of the COVID-19 disease compared to Finland. Most often, symptoms start within four to six days after the initial infection, and within two weeks at the latest.

If you suspect you might be infected after your trip, you should get tested for COVID-19. That way you can protect also your loved ones and other people.

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