IMPACT — MEDIUM

The Finnish government recently advised travelers to obtain an A1 certificate for short business trips to countries in the European Union and European Economic Area.

Key Points:

  • Individuals must apply for an A1 certificate for regular and frequent business trips to countries in the EU or EEA.
  • A1 certificates allow individuals to travel to countries in the EU and EEA for business purposes for up to two years.
  • Individuals who conduct business in multiple countries in the EU or EEA are permitted to apply for an A1 certificate retrospectively.
  • More information regarding the A1 certificate is available here.

BAL Analysis: Individuals are advised not to apply for an A1 certificate preemptively or if they are traveling to only one country.

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