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Coronavirus test certificates when travelling abroad

5/26/2021 8:00 AM

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Where can a municipal resident get a coronavirus test certificate before travelling abroad?

The local government is not obligated to offer testing to people travelling abroad. People travelling abroad who do not have symptoms are directed to take tests at private service providers at their own expense. Private service providers set their own prices for test packages and certificates.

However, the following exceptions are in place:

If you are a student studying abroad for a degree or starting your studies abroad, you are entitled to be tested at the expense of the health centre. In such a case, we recommend that you book an appointment at Lappica’s testing point by telephone and inform them that you need a certificate of your test results (tel. +358 20 692 190, weekdays 8 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.). You will be charged EUR 20 for the certificate. Please check to ensure that the country you are travelling to accepts rapid antigen test results before you book an appointment.

Employers are generally responsible for covering any costs associated with work-related travel abroad. For example, if a person working in Rovaniemi needs to travel to Sweden for work, it is the employer’s responsibility to pay for testing and certificates. Service providers set their own prices for test packages and certificates. The test subject must have a signed statement from their employer that includes the name of their workplace and billing information. Alternatively, they can pay for the test themselves and bill their employer for the amount.

If you are travelling to start a new job abroad, you are entitled to be tested at the expense of the health centre. In such a case, please book a test at Lappica’s testing point and inform them that you need a certificate (tel. +358 20 692 190, weekdays 8 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.). You will be charged EUR 20 for the certificate.

The cost of test certificates for people who travel abroad for work regularly, such as those who need to travel to Sweden every week, is the responsibility of the employer. Such persons are covered by weekly testing, meaning they only need a certificate of a weekly negative test to cross the border. When coming to the test, the test subject must have a signed statement from their employer that includes the name of their workplace and billing information. Alternatively, they can pay for the test themselves and bill their employer for the amount.