Finland, UK to remove travel restrictions on Sweden

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Both Finland and the UK have said they would relax coronavirus-related travel restrictions for visitors from Sweden.

Starting early Saturday morning, the UK will no longer require visitors from Sweden to self-isolate for 14-days.

And beginning on September 19, Swedes can head to Finland which had barred most of them from entering the country or forced them to self-isolate for two weeks once they arrived.

Finland said travel will be permitted between countries that have fewer than 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents during the previous two weeks. Exactly what countries that covers will be reviewed weekly.

But although Finland and the UK are easing up on their travel measures, Sweden's Foreign Ministry is still advises against non-essential travel to both countries. The next review of that travel advice is due September 23.

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