Reception centre operations in Paihola to end

26.11.2019 9.40
Press release

The Finnish Immigration Service has discontinued the contract of the reception centre in Paihola. The operations of the reception centre will end by 30 June 2020.

The Finnish Immigration Service aims for the reception centre capacity to correspond to the existing need for accommodation. At the moment, there are 38 reception centres, 6 units for minors and 2 detention units in Finland.

Reception centres to be closed down:

  •  Paihola reception centre (Kontiolahti), Finnish Red Cross, 150 beds. The unit will be closed by 30 June 2020.

Media inquiries

  • Press and Communications Services of the Finnish Immigration Service, email [email protected], tel. +358 295 433 037