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Finnair resumes UK, Ireland flights from 25 Jan

Published : 23 Jan 2021, 02:26

Updated : 23 Jan 2021, 10:24

  DF Report

File Photo: Finnair.

The national flag carrier Finnair will restart passenger flights from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Finland as of 25 January.

The airline’s authorities took the decision following the decision made by the Finnish traffic authority, Traficom, to allow passenger flights from these countries, said Finnair in a press release on late Friday night.

In line with the recommendation by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), Finnair will also require from 28 January onwards that passengers present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result or a certificate of a previous coronavirus infection, if they travel on any Finnair flight to Finland.

This requirement, however, does not apply to customers transferring at Helsinki Airport for their international connecting flights. The certificate requirement will remain in force until further notice.

“This requirement complements our other comprehensive measures both onboard and at airports to ensure safe travel during the pandemic”, said Finnair Chief Operating Officer Jaakko Schildt.

The new test certificate requirement by Finnair does not change the procedures required by the local health authorities upon the arrival of passengers in Finland.

All passengers arriving at Helsinki Airport from abroad are directed to COVID-19 testing.