Estonian Woodhouse Association asking govt to okay quarantine-free commutes to Scandinavia

  • 2020-06-01
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The Estonian Woodhouse Association sent a letter to the government requesting that the government, like with Finland, allow commuting to the Scandinavian countries, which are the main target market for woodhouse manufacturers, without the requirement of quarantine.

When it comes to the opening of borders, the current situation has a discriminatory effect, where commuting without quarantine is allowed between neighboring countries, such as Finland, but not with countries with a similar epidemiological situation, such as Norway, the association said.

This has put quite a few companies in the woodhouse sector in an unfair position, which hinders work and increases the impact of the crisis on companies and the Estonian economy, the association added.

The association therefore wants the government to allow the migration and commuting of workforce and persons involved in work to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. The association also seeks commuting to other European countries with an improved epidemiological situation.