Practical information about COVID-19 pandemic in the Jyväskylä Region

Because of the constantly changing situation with COVID-19, the restrictions and recommendations are changing actively too. These restrictions and recommendations affect everyday life and the constantly changing situation might get people confused. For clarification, we have assembled links of the information about the current restrictions and recommendations affecting travel and the Jyväskylä Region.

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s (THL) Coronavirus COVID-19 – Latest Updates page: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates

THL: Symptoms and treatment – coronavirus page: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/symptoms-and-treatment-coronavirus

The COVID-19 situation in the Central Finland Health Care District: https://www.ksshp.fi/en-US/Patients/Coronavirus_COVID19_info

Information on the coronavirus in Jyväskylä: https://www.jyvaskyla.fi/en/health-care-and-social-services/healthcare-services/information-coronavirus-jyvaskyla

THL recommends that citizens use face masks. More specific recommendations for using the mask in different situations depend on the stage of the epidemic and may vary from region to region: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/transmission-and-protection-coronavirus/recommendation-on-the-use-of-face-masks-for-citizens

Regional State Administrative Agencies’ guidelines support restaurants in the implementation of the current restrictions: https://avi.fi/en/services/businesses/guidance-and-advice/restaurants-and-coronavirus

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health – Travel within Finland allowed as long as health and safety guidelines are observed: https://tem.fi/en/travel-in-coronavirus-situation

All travel have to be avoided when ill and it’s important to take care of good hand and respiratory hygiene. The Government and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) recommends using face masks when travelling by public transport. 

Travelling to Finland and outside of Finland

Every finnish citizen has always the right to return to Finland and everyone also has the right to leave. The Government still recommends avoiding unnecessary travel to countries other than those for which the restrictions on entry have been lifted. Finnish airports recommend using face masks in the airport’s premises. Travelers must avoid physical contact. Maintaining the safety distances and taking care of good hand and respiratory hygiene is important. It’s recommended to leave from airports and harbours by own car or by a taxi.

The Finnish Government: Entry restrictions and health measures in place in Finland: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/entry-restrictions

Visit Finland: Practical information for travelers to Finland during corona pandemic: https://www.visitfinland.com/article/practical-travel-information-for-travelers-to-finland-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: Entering Finland and travelling abroad: https://um.fi/entering-finland-and-travelling-abroad