Use Healthy Practices to Protect Yourself

Businesses have observed guidelines

Thursday, Jun 25
Author: Nina Vesterinen, Muonion Matkailu ry
Image: DM

In Muonio, we have been able to prevent the spread of the coronavirus very well by committing to national guidelines and by strictly adhering to them in our everyday activities. Thanks for this are also due to enlightened and responsible travellers, holiday residents, entrepreneurs, and the citizens of the municipality. By acting in a controlled manner and by observing national guidelines and recommendations, we will continue to make efforts to control the coronavirus epidemic, to safeguard our healthcare capacities, and to protect those at greatest risk in particular.

As of 15 June, a self-quarantining is recommended for all visitors to Finland from countries that are still subject to internal or external border control. Such countries include Sweden, Germany and Russia. No self-quarantining is required if a person arrives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark or Iceland. Based on the current development of the epidemic, internal border control could be lifted for the following Schengen countries: Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Liechtenstein. In addition, travel to Finland from Croatia, Cyprus and Ireland, which are EU Member States but not part of the Schengen area, would be allowed. However, the Government will continue to assess the overall situation in the Schengen area and the EU Member States until 10 July and will update the list of countries based on the development of the epidemic at that time. Foreign tourists who are in Finland may leave the country.

Businesses have observed guidelines

Businesses have done important work in relation to their facilities and services to be able to offer the safest possible experience for their guests, for example by paying even more attention to cleaning, by acquiring hand sanitiser and masks, by following orders issued to restaurants, and by ensuring safe distances in accommodations, shops, and activity services.

Please check the opening hours

Many accommodations in Muonio are open, restaurants are gradually opening, and activities are available.

Exceptions:

  • Harriniva: camping site, cabin accommodation, terrace and cafe services are open
  • Restaurant Kammari opens 1st of July
  • Torassieppi open during the weeks 33, 37 and 38.
  • Hotel Jeris is closed. Arctic Sauna World can be booked for private groups.
  • Lapland Hotels Olos opens 1st of September
  • Lapland Safaris Olos office opens in November. Summer and autumn season bookings via Levi office.

Please check the opening hours directly on the company’s website or social media channels.

Kolari night trains started running on 15.6., buses run from Rovaniemi to Muonio, and it will be possible to fly from Helsinki to Kittilä as of August. It is currently possible to take a plane or train via Rovaniemi and from there a bus or a rental car to Muonio.

When holidaymaking in Muonio, please remember the following guidelines

  • Avoid physical contact and maintain a minimum safe distance of 1–2 metres to other people.
  • Avoid crowds and physical or near physical contacts as much as possible.
  • Maintain good hand and coughing hygiene.
  • Avoid all travel if you are ill.
  • If you become ill while travelling, you are entitled to urgent care in the municipality where you are staying. If you have symptoms, you must inform the staff of the tourism company to prevent the spread of the infection.
  • Follow the hiking guidelines, https://www.nationalparks.fi/hikinginfinland/visitorguidelines

See you in Muonio!

Inquires: Director of tourism, Nina Vesterinen, Discover Muonio, nina.vesterinen(at)discovermuonio.fi

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