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COVID-19 Information

Updated: October 26, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. This includes U.S. citizens and travelers who have been vaccinated. The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test ...
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Important Announcement on F, M, and Academic J Visas (September 14, 2021)

International students are now and always have been among the Department of State’s highest priorities.  The Department recognizes the important contributions these students make to our college and university campuses; the positive impact they have on U.S. communities; and the rich benefits of academic cooperation in increasing cultural understanding, furthering research, knowledge, and supporting U.S. ...
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American Arctic Connection Highlights Collaboration between the U.S. Embassy and the University of Lapland (September 6, 2021)

The American Arctic Connection, a joint agreement between the U.S. Embassy in Finland and the University of Lapland, establishes a new framework to further support and strengthen collaboration in science, exchanges, and information sharing in the Arctic.  The purpose of the agreement is to deepen the dialogue on shared Arctic and other bilateral issues, such as social and economic impacts of ...
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Press Release: Gratitude to Finland for Facilitating the Transit of U.S. Citizens and Evacuees from Afghanistan (August 23, 2021)

Press Release August 23, 2021 Gratitude to Finland for Facilitating the Transit of U.S. Citizens and Evacuees from Afghanistan The United States is grateful to Finland for its humanitarian efforts and its gracious offer to facilitate the safe transit of U.S. citizens and evacuees.  The United States greatly appreciates the Finnish government’s support; it is ...
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Summer Intern’s Virtual Greetings from the Yellowstone National Park

Hello! My name is Choteau Kammel and I have been a remote intern for the American Embassy in Helsinki this summer. After spending my Fall 2018 semester at the University of Helsinki as an exchange student studying comparative public policy, I’ve wanted to return to Finland ever since. Due to COVID-19, however, and the unprecedented ...
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