June 18, 2020

Last updated: June 24

 

The safety of our clients and our personnel is of utmost importance to us. Business events suppliers in Finland monitor and follow the advice of authorities regarding the corona virus situation and work together around health safety to ensure the safety of the facilities and services.

We want to thank our clients for cooperation during this exceptional situation which affects us all. We hope to meet you all soon again!

 

Service providers in Finland wish to ensure personnel and personal safety

Necessary prevention materials like disinfectant gel and disposable tissues are in use.

Physical distancing is enabled with different procedures

Space regulations take place 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.

Crowd control is implemented

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

 

Health & safety instructions: COngress venues in finland

Finlandia Hall (Helsinki)

Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre / meetings (Helsinki)
Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre / events

Hanasaari – Hanaholmen (Espoo)

Långvik Congress Wellness Hotel (Espoo, Kirkkonummi)

Tampere Hall (Tampere)

 

Health & safety instructions: hotel chains

Lapland Hotels

Nordic Choice Hotels

Prime Hotels

Scandic Hotels

Sokos Hotels & Radisson Blu Hotels

 

Health & safety instructions: other meeting venues & attractions

The Finnish Nature Center Haltia (Espoo)

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art

 

Health & safety instructions: programme services

Eventure (activities)

Hawkhill Resort (luxury villas and cottages, activities)

 

Visit Finland has formed an internal recovery task force that gathers and shares information both internally and externally. You can find practical information for the travel trade during and after the Coronavirus pandemic here. The task force monitors the situation closely and adjusts the efforts in accordance with the authorities’ recommendations. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Read more on health & safety at Finnish travel companies here.

Please note: At the moment (as of June 15), 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.

Update, June 24: On their meeting on 23rd of June, government agreed that as of July 13, it would lift the internal border control and restrictions on traffic between Finland and countries where the incidence of COVID-19 is similar to that in countries where internal border control has already been lifted. These countries are Norway, Denmark, Iceland and the Baltic countries. At present, the limit value is a maximum of eight new cases of the disease per 100,000 persons in the previous 14 days.
Based on the current development of the epidemic, internal border control could therefore be lifted for the following Schengen countries: Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Liechtenstein. In addition, travel to Finland from Croatia, Cyprus and Ireland, which are EU Member States but not part of the Schengen area, would be allowed. However, the Government will continue to assess the overall situation in the Schengen area and the EU Member States until 10 July and will update the list of countries based on the development of the epidemic at that time.