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    Travel safely in North Karelia

    last updated 23.9.2020

    Safety is one of the most important features of an enjoyable holiday. This page contains useful links and information for international travelers planning to visit North Karelia during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Getting in and around North Karelia

    Traveling to Finland from abroad is allowed from selected countries. Please check valid information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
    At the moment North Karelia can be reached by train, by bus or by car. You can also fly from Helsinki to Kuopio, rent a car and drive to Joensuu in one hour. The most convenient way of moving inside North Karelia is by car.


    Official hygiene and healt care guidance

    The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) provides the official information about coronavirus. At the moment it is recommended to use face masks in whole North Karelia. Read more about mask recommendation.

    VisitFinland has gathered a coronavirus guidance for travelers to Finland.

    The virus situation impacts on the opening hours of local tourist services. Please check the service hours of attractions and activities on the companies’ own channels. Hiking trails and other nature amenities are open.

    In case you are feeling ill during your holiday, please contact the health care service of your travel insurance for advice. If you don’t have a travel insurance, follow the instructions of Siun Sote which is the local public health care provider in the area. General emergency number in Finland is 112. 

    Take care of yourself and the others. Relax and enjoy your holiday in North Karelia!

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