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History of Relations
relations were re-established in 1949. A South African legation was established
in 1967 and relations were upgraded to ambassadorial level in March 1991. Finland
and South Africa enjoy excellent relations and a Declaration of Intent was signed
in June 2000 to facilitate bilateral consultations between South Africa and Finland.
South African Representation in Finland
H E Ms C J Smidt
Representation in South Africa
H E Mr K S J Alanko
Visa requirements for South Africans
For more information
contact the Finnish Embassy in Pretoria.
South Africans do not require vaccinations when visiting
Finland. However, vaccinations against Polio and Tetanus are advisable as a precautionary
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
temperate, potentially subarctic, but comparatively mild because of the moderating
influence of the North Atlantic Current and the more than 60 000 lakes.
up-to-date weather information click here.
Monetary Unit is the EURO. On 11 January 2002 the currency rate of exchange was
1 Euro (EUR) = 0.89091 US Dollar (USD). The currency is freely convertible.
current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please
contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0726 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
South African exports to Finland include food products (fresh and
dried fruits), wine, pulp, paper, iron, steel and coal. South Africa mainly imports
products such as telecommunication equipment, paper and board products as well
as machinery from Finland.
For current information on trade statistics between
South Africa and Finland, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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