February 16, 2021

When the time is right, all of us in the Finnish business events industry want to make sure that event planners and congress guests who come to Finland can enjoy their trip safely. 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.

Travel in Finland is characterized by quality, unique experiences and reliability, as well as safety. Finland’s corona measures during the pandemic have also been good in relation to the overall situation in Europe. The entire Finnish business events industry is involved in a work, which secures safe and responsible events in Finland.

Nature, room to roam and functioning society are Finland’s strengths

During and after the corona pandemic, Finland’s strengths as an event destination emerge in a new light: Finland has no megacities, congestion, crowds or problems caused by poor governance. We can offer responsible services produced in safe conditions in a country with a lot of room to roam, spacious and functional facilities and nature that is easily accessible. All this makes safe and effortless events possible.

Health-safe product development through service design

Service providers in the events industry have met the situation in a variety of ways, such as flexible booking and cancellation conditions. In Finland, congress venues, hotels, restaurants, transport companies and other service providers have resolved various issues related to health safety. They have created new health-safe services and products through service design to protect the health of the organizers and visitors as well as their own staff.

Suppliers follow hygiene instructions rigorously: cleaning has been intensified (public areas, restrooms, door handles, table surfaces, meeting equipment etc.), the use of masks is mandatory or recommended, and hand sanitizer is always available. Adequate social distancing measures are considered in space planning and catering services. New ways of event organization include avoidance of accumulation of people and safe moving around in venues. The venues also communicate about safety effectively with floor stickers and digital signs. Contactless payment is widely in use.

More detailed information about the business events providers’ actions for health and safety can be found here.

When the time is right – welcome to Finland!

When the time is right, and traveling is safe again, we can assure that traveling to Finland continues to be memorable, responsible and health safe. When our borders are open to travel, we can show all event planners that we have safe conditions for travel, face-to-face encounters and business events.

More information for the international travel trade and links to Finnish health officials’ and government websites can be found on the Visit Finland Travel Recovery site.

 

FINENTRY is a digital service that makes it easier to travel to Finland and manage the coronavirus testing that may be required for entry. The service is provided by the Helsinki University Hospital HUS in co-operation with Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as well as the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Koronavilkku app is a contact tracing smartphone app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus.