Travelling abroad increases the risk of the virus spreading, which is why everyone should keep an eye on their own health and, if necessary, get tested for the coronavirus to minimise the risk of a further epidemic. If you have travelled or spent a longer period outside Finland and are returning to Finland, it is very important to keep an eye on your health.

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Currently, the coronavirus situation in Finland is good and everyone can participate in preventing the epidemic from spreading. Travelling abroad increases the risk of the virus spreading, which is why everyone should keep an eye on their own health and, if necessary, get tested for the coronavirus to minimise the risk of a further epidemic.

If you have travelled or spent a longer period outside Finland and are returning to Finland, it is very important to keep an eye on your health and note the following matters:

  • It is imperative you get tested for coronavirus if you or one of your family members experiences some of the following symptoms: fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, flu, muscle pain or diarrhea.
  • Please contact ​the City of Turku’s coronavirus helpline  (tel. +358 2 266 2714) or the appointment booking number of Turku’s health stations (tel. +358 2 266 1130). During weekends, please contact the joint emergency services of the Turku region (tel. +358 2 313 8800).
  • During the call, please describe your symptoms, list the countries you have visited as well as the length of your visit. To prevent the epidemic from spreading, it is also important to list all family members or relatives who are experiencing symptoms.
  • It is impossible to ascertain whether someone is infected with the coronavirus based on symptoms alone, which is why everyone experiencing similar symptoms is directed to get tested.
  • If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with coronavirus, there will be an investigation into where the infection originated and who you might have infected. This investigative work is carried out to prevent the epidemic from spreading.
  • The coronavirus test result will be available in approximately 24 hours. You will receive further instructions at the testing facility.
  • Even if the test result is negative, you should not go to work or visit relatives or friends if you are feeling ill. This is also applicable to children, who should not attend day-care when sick.

The best way to prevent the virus from spreading is to maintain a safe distance (1–2 metres) from others and observe good hand hygiene. You should always cough into your arm/sleeve or a tissue, never into your hands. Used tissues should immediately be disposed of in a rubbish bin. Observing these instructions is the best way for us to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.

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