En De
Total doses
given
12.8M
People fully
vaccinated
4.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.45%
Masks
Recommended in certain public areas and public transport
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Visa
Visa not required for 30 countries
Permission
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Latest News:

26.05.2021

Latest News: Finnish borders will not open in June for travelers from other EU countries as previously planned (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021). Government prolongs existing entry restrictions until 25 May (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021).

International Restrictions:

*From within the EU:

Finland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Finland are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

Entry into Finland is only permitted for essential and justified reasons, such as studies or family-related reasons. Only essential travel for work is permitted from the Schengen area and across external borders (with the exception of those countries from which travel to Finland is permitted without restrictions)

Finnish citizens always have the right to return to Finland. Family members of Finnish citizens may also enter the country regardless of their nationality.

Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers who do not live in Finland should take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended. The self-isolation period will end if the second test result is negative. If a person's test result is positive, a mandatory quarantine must be completed until full recovery.

Is a quarantine required?

A 14-day period of self-isolation is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from high-incidence countries.

Travellers can shorten their self-isolation period if they take two COVID-19 tests, and the results are negative. The tests are necessary even if you have received two doses of corona vaccine.

Residents of Finland returning from high-incidence countries may shorten the 14-day period of self-isolation by taking a test at the airport or port as soon as they arrive in Finland, followed by a second test in their home municipality no earlier than 72 hours after the first test. Between the tests, self-isolation at home is recommended.

Find out more:
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
Q&As about travel and coronavirus
Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic (raja.fi)


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Health cover for temporary stays *Transit: Transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport. In exceptional cases, transit travellers may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport if the waiting time for a connecting flight is too long. Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit. *From Third Countries:

Entry into Finland is only permitted for essential and justified reasons, such as studies or family-related reasons. Only essential travel for work is permitted from the Schengen area and across external borders (with the exception of those countries from which travel to Finland is permitted without restrictions).

There are no restrictions on entry for residents of Australia, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and New Zealand in traffic arriving from these regions, nor are there restrictions on traffic from the Vatican.

Restrictions will be lifted for residents of China and of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions travelling from these regions to Finland once sufficient reciprocity has been confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

For all other non-Schengen countries, the restrictions on entry allow only return traffic to Finland and other EU and Schengen countries, transit traffic at Helsinki Airport and other essential traffic.

Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of their nationality.

Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

Finland's only direct international passenger train connection is with Russia. Train connections will be allowed when the restrictions on travel from non-Schengen countries are lifted. At the moment only freight traffic is allowed.

Is a coronavirus test required?

It is recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended. The self-isolation period will end if the test result is negative. If a person's test result is positive, a doctor specialised in infectious diseases may place them under quarantine. They must remain in quarantine until they have recovered.

Is a quarantine required?

A 14-day period of self-isolation is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from high-incidence countries. Travellers can shorten their self-isolation period at their discretion if they take two COVID-19 tests, and the results are negative.

Residents of Finland returning from high-incidence countries may, at their discretion, shorten the 14-day period of self-isolation by taking a test at the airport or port as soon as they arrive in Finland, followed by a second test in their home municipality no earlier than 72 hours after the first test. Between the tests, self-isolation at home is recommended.

Find out more:
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
Q&As about travel and coronavirus
Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic (raja.fi)
Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at um.fi

Internal Restrictions:

*Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival. Travel around Finland is still permitted, with some restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bars in some regions. Visit the THL website for details of regional restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check here details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.

Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

14.08.2020

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD