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If you are planning to travel abroad, make sure your COVID-19 certificate is valid and download it from the My Kanta Pages.
11/04/2022, Notice - Developers
The customer service for social welfare and healthcare professionals and system suppliers is open on Maundy Thursday, 14 April 2022, between 7am and 1pm. Fault reports can be made 24/7 at Easter.
11/04/2022, Notice - Citizens
The customer service for My Kanta Pages is open on Maundy Thursday, 14 April, between 9am and 1pm. On the kanta.fi website you will find answers to frequently asked questions.
In November 2021, Kanta Services investigated pharmacies' satisfaction with the Prescription service and cross-border prescription. No fewer than 93% of pharmacies were satisfied with the operation of Kanta Services as a whole. The survey did, however, also indicate areas for development.
01/04/2022, Notice - Citizens
From and inclusive of the beginning of April 2022, there will be changes to the EU COVID recovery certificate. From the beginning of April 2022, the certificate may also be issued on the basis of a positive antigen test (known as “rapid test”) performed by a health care provider.
In future, EU COVID-19 vaccination certificates used for travel purposes will remain valid until further notice for those under the age of 18 who have completed the full primary vaccination series (usually two doses). COVID-19 vaccination certificates for adults expire when 270 days, i.e. about nine months, have passed from the last dose of the primary vaccination series. As of yet, no acceptance period applies to certificates issued following the administration of booster doses.
29/03/2022, Notice - Citizens
Online messages and websites pretending to be associated with the My Kanta Pages still continue to appear, seeking to redirect users to fake websites. There have also been attempts made in Kela’s name to get at users’ online banking codes and personal information. To log in securely to the My Kanta Pages, users should go to www.kanta.fi. The OmaKela e-service is available at www.kela.fi.
10/03/2022, Notice - Developers
The Patient Data Repository is looking into the possibility of discontinuing the comprehensive denial of consent to data sharing (LKIE) as a separate form. In the future, information on comprehensive denial of consent to data sharing could be included in the non-disclosure form that is under development.
With the help of the Kanta Services, patient and customer information flows smoothly between social welfare and healthcare providers, pharmacies and citizens. Last year, the introduction of the COVID-19 certificates contributed to the increased number of visitors to the My Kanta Pages. Although the use of digital services has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, the popularity of the My Kanta Pages also indicates that the service has become well-established as part of everyday life for citizens.
The Kanta Services will be expanded and diversified in response to evolving customer needs and changes in legislation. The priority areas for 2022 are the My Kanta Pages, medication data and the implementation of social welfare functionalities. Further development of the services will address the information needs arising from the health and social services reform and the utilisation of data for knowledge management and secondary use purposes.
Changes were introduced to the rules for generating COVID-19 certificates as of 1 February 2022. These changes concern the certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel has also changed.
From February 2022 onwards, EU COVID-19 vaccination certificates will be accepted for travel purposes for a period of nine months since the administration of the last dose of the primary vaccination series. As of yet, no acceptance period will apply to certificates issued following the administration of booster doses.
27/01/2022, Notice - Professionals
Guardians who have a joint custody agreement can now undertake act on behalf of their underage children in the My Kanta Pages. If there is another person with right of access to information about the child, they will be able to access the child’s details in the My Kanta Pages. Acting in circumstances where there is a non-disclosure for personal safety reasons in place has been made easier.
The restrictions concerning the use of the COVID-19 passport are continued to the end of January. The Government has amended the decree that restricts the use of the COVID-19 passport. The restrictions concerning the use of the COVID-19 passport are in force until 31 January 2022.
The use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate as a COVID-19 passport will be temporarily restricted in areas in the community transmission phase between 30 December 2021 and 20 January 2022.
23/12/2021, Notice - Developers
The patient data systems must implement changes imposed by the Client Data Act in relation to Kanta information and consent to data sharing so that they are used in the healthcare service by 1 January 2023.
21/12/2021, Notice - Citizens
Many people who have downloaded the COVID-19 passport from My Kanta Pages have used My Kanta Pages for the first time. It is also possible to get the EU Digital COVID Certificate as a printout from the healthcare service.
10/12/2021, Notice - Citizens
We are currently receiving are a lot of questions about the EU COVID-19 certificate, which is used as a COVID pass in Finland.
10/12/2021, Notice - Citizens
Fraudsters are phishing for banking codes by offering telephone help in retrieving the COVID-19 certificate from My Kanta Pages. Never give your banking codes to outsiders.
23/11/2021, Notice - Professionals
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has confirmed the user fees related to electronic prescriptions and the Patient Data Repository for the years 2022 and 2023. Private healthcare providers using the Patient Data Repository will also contribute to the funding of Kanta Services from next year.