Welcome to our first episode of the New Year 2021! 2020 brought many challenges and we are looking forward to a chance to turn things around in 2021. However, with the Brexit transition period expiring at the end of the year, UK citizens may have a tough time doing just that. To offer some guidance on navigating the transition, we sat down for a chat with Mark, a UK citizen living in Finland.
A desire to travel to the Nordic countries for some time off and a bit of snowy weather landed Mark in Finland, where he fell in love with the Finnish culture (and a Finnish girl!) and decided to stay. After building his own wilderness tour business, Mark’s life in Finland was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic and the expiration of the Brexit transition period.
Despite these hardships, Mark maintains a positive attitude, and a sense of gratitude for all that Finland has done to make the transition easier on UK citizens. To hear more about Mark’s experience fighting to remain in Finland, as well as a review of the steps you’ll need to take as a UK citizen living in Finland, give this episode a listen.
If you are a UK citizen residing in Finland, be sure to take a look at the links below for resources regarding the Brexit situation in Finland.