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Closing the coffin

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  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Acquiring the documentation necessary for moving a corpse between countries requires a control authority to be present to ensure that the coffin is closed correctly.

The task of the office-holder appointed by the City environment sector's Environment services is to ensure that the deceased is enclosed into a zinc or plastic coffin in accordance with the decree on the transportation of corpses.

The inspections and eventual orders are based on the decree on the enforcement of the agreement on the transportation of corpses. Matters related to the transportation of corpses are processed at health protection unit.

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The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 7/18/2021