25 March 2020 – Movement to and from Finnish region of Uusimaa restricted

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Private Sector, Transportation, Movement of people
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; Legal and policy; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of the Interior, National Police Board, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

Overview: Movement restrictions to Uusimaa. On 25 March 2020, the Government decided to restrict traffic between the Region of Uusimaa and other regions as of 27 March. The restrictions will be in force until 19 April 2020.
Full details here: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/10616/uudellemaalle-liikkumisrajoituksia-hallitus-paatti-uusista-lisatoimista-koronaepidemian-leviamisen-estamiseksi

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: To slow the spread of the epidemic from Uusimaa to other parts of Finland