As per a Press Release [315/2020] published in English on May 6, 2020, the Government of Finland has introduced certain measures for ensuring the “availability of seasonal employees”.
In the negotiations held on May 6, the Government has decided on measures for ensuring –
Concerning seasonal employees that are to be hired from overseas, Finland has decided to lift certain restrictions on their entry into Finland. These are –
Current instructions for 2-week quarantine in view of COVID-19 will continue to be applicable. Further instructions on the entry of overseas workers into Finland will be issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Additionally, the Government of Finland also proposes a temporary amendment to the Aliens Act with reference to individuals working in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and horticulture. The amending act is expected to come into force as soon as possible and will remain in force till October 31, 2020.
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