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Voluntary quarantine is not a punishment

The COVID-workgroup stresses the importance of voluntary quarantine when travelling abroad.

At the present time, travelling abroad is not recommended. In THL's traffic light model, e.g. Russia is in the grey category. Persons who travel in a country that is red or grey in the traffic light model must stay in voluntary quarantine for ten days every time they return to Finland. Voluntary quarantine is not a punishment for crossing the border, but a measure that aims to protect the population against the spread of the coronavirus disease.

– In Finland, voluntary quarantine is not supervised, but everyone must do their share to fight the pandemic, says the Chair of the workgroup Tuula Karhula.

In voluntary quarantine, you should stay at home and not go e.g. to your workplace, school, or other place of study. This protects others from infection.

It is recommended that children who are in voluntary quarantine do not participate in early childhood education. School-aged children and young people should also stay at home. Any special arrangements must be agreed upon with the education organiser. The practices to be followed at work for ten days following the return of an employee to Finland must be agreed upon with the employer.

Voluntary quarantine can be shortened if the person receives two negative COVID-19 test results. Please visit the THL website for further information: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic