En De
Total doses
given
12.8M
People fully
vaccinated
4.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
78.46%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Movement Restrictions:

20.09.2022

Instructions for passengers arriving in Finland are available online.

20.09.2022

Finland's foreign ministry has issued a recommendation saying its citizens should avoid travelling to regions in China hardest-hit by the new coronavirus; 09/03/2020: Instructions for those staying in epidemic areas; 16/03/2020: Finnish nationals and permanent residents are allowed in Finland; travel outside of Finland strongly discouraged/banned; 18/02/2021: THL recommends to avoid travelling to Brazil; Great Britain; South Africa; Ireland and Portugal. All other travel; both domestically and abroad; should also be limited to what is absolutely necessary; 30/06/2022: lifting of health security measures under the Communicable Diseases Act.

05.07.2022

15/06/2020 changes to the list of countries where travelling is considered safe. Further changes during the autumn; another tightening to only allow necessary travel and doing border control for within Schengen area; 22/06/2021: passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: nationals of Finland and their family members and passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland. Exceptions also for other countries with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate; 08/07/2021: The Border Guard admits a passenger to Finland from 12 to 25 July; when one of these conditions is met: a) You can come to Finland from the EU and Schengen countries if the country's incidence rate is less than 25 or if you have a certificate of a full coronary vaccination series or have contracted the disease less than 6 months ago b) You can come to Finland from other EU and Schengen countries for a necessary reason or on a business trip c) A third country on the EU Green List can enter Finland if the country's incidence rate is less than 25 d) When arriving from third countries other than the Green List; there must be a necessary reason e) No health and safety measures are required for transit through Helsinki-Vantaa Airport; but the requirements of the destination country must be met; 26/07/2021: EU internal border control has ended. Traffic from EU and Schengen countries to Finland is allowed without restrictions. Restrictions on the EU's external border traffic will continue for a number of countries until 22 August 2021. Entry is allowed in the following cases/grounds: a) Return to Finland b) Return to or through other EU and Schengen countries c) Entry into Finland from separately defined countries and regions d) Necessary reason; assessed on a case-by-case basis on the basis of the report obtained at the border control e) Special groups (eg culture; sport and industry); 20/08/2021: You can come to Finland from all countries if you have received a full approved series of vaccinations; taking into account the provisions concerning the entry of a foreigner; such as visas. You have no other obligations under the Communicable Diseases Act; 18/10/2021: restrictions on entry lifted for residents of EU Green List countries and regions; 28/10/2021: Added to the list: Argentina; Colombia; Namibia and Peru; 04/11/2021: For other third countries; entry restrictions will be maintained. If a person arriving from a restricted country has not received a full series of vaccinations; the permitted entry criteria are return to Finland; return to other EU or Schengen countries; transit of regular scheduled traffic at the airport or other necessary reason; 28/11/2021: Finland restricts the entry of passengers who have stayed in Botswana; Eswatini; South Africa; Lesotho; Mozambique; Namibia or Zimbabwe at its external borders. It is not possible for a passenger residing in the above-mentioned African country to enter Finland by presenting a certificate of the Covid-19 vaccination series. A person can come to Finland only if he or she has a necessary reason; such as compelling family matters or other compelling personal reasons. 12/02/2022: ban from these countries lifted; normal restrictions apply.; 1/07/2022: all entry restrictions lifted.

05.07.2022

Internal border control restored to traffic between Finland and all Schengen countries. In addition; entry restrictions and health security measures are tightened: all persons coming to Finland from abroad are required to have a certificate of a full series of vaccinations or to have contracted Covid-19 less than 6 months ago; as well as a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test result less than 48 hours old. Residents of the border communities between Finland and Sweden and Finland and Norway; as well as passengers traveling between Norrtälje Municipality and Åland; Sweden; may enter Finland if they carry either an approved covid-19 vaccination kit; an EU digital corona certificate or a certificate of a negative result of a covid-19 test carried out not more than 7 days before arrival in Finland. A negative corona test result is not required for Finnish citizens; foreigners permanently residing in Finland; or persons whose entry is based on a necessary reason such as compelling family matters or other compelling personal reasons; 17/01/2022: Certain provisions for people who; for medical reasons; cannot take the vaccine; 11/02/2022: those arriving from outside the EU and Schengen area will no longer be required to have a negative corona test result in addition to the full vaccination series. However; a valid certificate for a complete series of vaccinations is required. Entry still allowed without restrictions for residents of EU Green List countries and territories; 06/05/2022: Restrictions on the entry of external border traffic will continue till 05/06/2022.; 1/07/2022: all entry restrictions lifted.

05.07.2022

Finnish nationals and permanent residents are allowed in Finland; travel outside of finland strongly discouraged/banned.; 01/07/2022: All travel restrictions are lifted.

18.05.2022

Finnish nationals and permanent residents are allowed in Finland; travel outside of finland strongly discouraged/banned.

18.05.2022

Internal border control restored to traffic between Finland and all Schengen countries. In addition; entry restrictions and health security measures are tightened: all persons coming to Finland from abroad are required to have a certificate of a full series of vaccinations or to have contracted Covid-19 less than 6 months ago; as well as a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test result less than 48 hours old. Residents of the border communities between Finland and Sweden and Finland and Norway; as well as passengers traveling between Norrtälje Municipality and Åland; Sweden; may enter Finland if they carry either an approved covid-19 vaccination kit; an EU digital corona certificate or a certificate of a negative result of a covid-19 test carried out not more than 7 days before arrival in Finland. A negative corona test result is not required for Finnish citizens; foreigners permanently residing in Finland; or persons whose entry is based on a necessary reason such as compelling family matters or other compelling personal reasons; 17/01/2022: Certain provisions for people who; for medical reasons; cannot take the vaccine; 11/02/2022: those arriving from outside the EU and Schengen area will no longer be required to have a negative corona test result in addition to the full vaccination series. However; a valid certificate for a complete series of vaccinations is required. Entry still allowed without restrictions for residents of EU Green List countries and territories; 06/05/2022: Restrictions on the entry of external border traffic will continue till 05/06/2022.

12.04.2022

21/01/2020: Updates for those arriving from Wuhan.; 16/03/2020: Finnish nationals and permanent residents are allowed in Finland; travel outside of Finland strongly discouraged/banned.;

12.04.2022

Instructions for passengers arriving in Finland are available online (in English).

06.04.2022

17/03/20: Entry ban for individuals other than citizens from countries in the European Union; European Economic Area; and United Kingdom; long-term residents and people with long-term visa or residence permits; family members of EU and EEA citizens; medical personnel and people responsible for transport of goods.; 1/03/2022: The European Union recommends that its member nations remove any non-essential travel bans for vaccinated tourists arriving from third countries starting March 1; 2022.

24.02.2022

15/06/2020 changes to the list of countries where travelling is considered safe. Further changes during the autumn; another tightening to only allow necessary travel and doing border control for within Schengen area; 22/06/2021: passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: nationals of Finland and their family members and passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland. Exceptions also for other countries with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate; 08/07/2021: The Border Guard admits a passenger to Finland from 12 to 25 July; when one of these conditions is met: a) You can come to Finland from the EU and Schengen countries if the country's incidence rate is less than 25 or if you have a certificate of a full coronary vaccination series or have contracted the disease less than 6 months ago b) You can come to Finland from other EU and Schengen countries for a necessary reason or on a business trip c) A third country on the EU Green List can enter Finland if the country's incidence rate is less than 25 d) When arriving from third countries other than the Green List; there must be a necessary reason e) No health and safety measures are required for transit through Helsinki-Vantaa Airport; but the requirements of the destination country must be met; 26/07/2021: EU internal border control has ended. Traffic from EU and Schengen countries to Finland is allowed without restrictions. Restrictions on the EU's external border traffic will continue for a number of countries until 22 August 2021. Entry is allowed in the following cases/grounds: a) Return to Finland b) Return to or through other EU and Schengen countries c) Entry into Finland from separately defined countries and regions d) Necessary reason; assessed on a case-by-case basis on the basis of the report obtained at the border control e) Special groups (eg culture; sport and industry); 20/08/2021: You can come to Finland from all countries if you have received a full approved series of vaccinations; taking into account the provisions concerning the entry of a foreigner; such as visas. You have no other obligations under the Communicable Diseases Act; 18/10/2021: restrictions on entry lifted for residents of EU Green List countries and regions; 28/10/2021: Added to the list: Argentina; Colombia; Namibia and Peru; 04/11/2021: For other third countries; entry restrictions will be maintained. If a person arriving from a restricted country has not received a full series of vaccinations; the permitted entry criteria are return to Finland; return to other EU or Schengen countries; transit of regular scheduled traffic at the airport or other necessary reason; 28/11/2021: Finland restricts the entry of passengers who have stayed in Botswana; Eswatini; South Africa; Lesotho; Mozambique; Namibia or Zimbabwe at its external borders. It is not possible for a passenger residing in the above-mentioned African country to enter Finland by presenting a certificate of the Covid-19 vaccination series. A person can come to Finland only if he or she has a necessary reason; such as compelling family matters or other compelling personal reasons. 12/02/2022: ban from these countries lifted; normal restrictions apply.

12.01.2022

Persons entering Finland born in 2005 or earlier are still required to have either a certificate of coronavirus disease within six months; an acceptable coronavirus vaccination series obtained or a coronavirus test showing a negative result before entering Finland. A Government decree may exempt those coming from low-risk countries from the border health security measures of the Communicable Diseases Act. According to the regulation; a certificate or coronavirus test is not required for a person who has only resided in Bhutan; Hong Kong; Indonesia; India; Japan; China; Kuwait; Macao; Saudi Arabia; Taiwan; New Zealand; the Vatican or the southern part of Norway during the last 14 days before entering Finland; 04/12/2021: no countries or territories from which incoming passengers could be exempted from entry security measures. All passengers arriving in Finland are required to have a corona certificate or; in the absence thereof; will be referred for coronavirus testing; 20/12/2021: passengers arriving from outside the EU and the Schengen area who have received a full series of vaccinations are required to have a negative Covid-19 test result less than 48 hours old and in addition a vaccination certificate.

21.10.2021

From 12/07/2021; persons over the age of 16 will be required to hold a certificate in one of the following: a) coronavirus vaccination series b) a negative coronavirus test before arrival or the first dose of vaccine received at least 2 weeks before arrival - in addition; the test must be taken within 3 to 5 days of arrival in Finland c) coronavirus disease within six months; 26/07/2021: Persons (over 16 years old) arriving in Finland are required to have a certificate of a coronavirus vaccination series or a coronavirus disease within six months. This does not apply to persons arriving in Finland from a country or region where the occurrence of coronavirus disease or the prevalence of the modified virus does not pose a special risk of spreading the epidemic. You can enter Finland without a vaccination certificate from low-risk countries and regions. The list of these countries is updated by the Department of Health and Welfare. Travellers from other countries must present a certificate of a negative coronavirus test before entry or a certificate of the first dose of vaccine received at least 14 days before entry; 23/08/2021: For arrivals from EU and Schengen countries; no travel restrictions apply. For arrivals from outside the EU and Schengen; without a full vaccination: a) countries and territories with normalized border traffic b) countries subject to travel restrictions. No travel restrictions for category A. For category B; people who have received a full approved vaccination series are allowed to travel to Finland from all countries. If a passenger does not have a full series of vaccinations; he or she must have one of the reasons specified in the designated list to arrive in Finland; 16/09/2021: With a certificate of a negative result up to 72 hours before arrival in Finland; or with a certificate of the first dose of vaccination received at least 2 weeks before arrival; a coronavirus test is mandatory 3 to 5 days after arrival in Finland. Without any of the above certificates; coming from a country at risk; a coronavirus test is mandatory both at the point of entry and 3 to 5 days after arriving in Finland. No test is requested with a certificate of an acceptable series of vaccinations and the last dose of vaccination; at least 2 weeks after coming from a country at risk; or with a certificate of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease within 6 months.

13.07.2021

Highly recommended voluntary testing for those arriving from designated risk areas (practically all travellers).

23.09.2020

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 August 2020 to TBD

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 19 September 2020 to 18 October 2020

The Government categorise countries and regions with more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous 14 days as areas with a higher incidence. A certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours prior to arrival would be required. Persons arriving in the country may be placed in quarantine in accordance with the Communicable Diseases Act. Quarantined persons could end their quarantine upon receiving a negative result from a second COVID-19 test taken 72 hours after entry at the earliest. The above-mentioned measures will not be required for persons arriving from countries or regions with a lower incidence (no more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants). Charter and group tours from both EU and Schengen countries and those countries on the EU’s Green List will be permitted even if the country’s incidence exceeds the limit value of 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, as long as the tour lasts no more than 72 hours. Easier movement at the northern land border and in ferry traffic to Estonia and Sweden (conditions for work and other daily interaction between border communities): travel without a test certificate or quarantine requirement will be permitted, as long as the regional disease situation remains roughly equivalent, regardless of the incidence rate in the countries. Internal border traffic refers to traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries. Starting from 19 September, entry into Finland from Iceland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland and Sweden will no longer be restricted. Entry into the country has already been permitted for residents of the local border community on the land border with Sweden and Norway. There are also no restrictions on entry between Finland and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia. As a result of the Government’s decision, restrictions on internal border traffic will remain in force until 18 October 2020 for traffic between Finland and Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. In all of these countries, the incidence of outbreaks exceeds the limit value of 25. External border traffic refers to traffic between Finland and non-Schengen countries. Restrictions on external border traffic will be lifted from 19 September for traffic arriving in Finland from Cyprus and for residents of Australia, Canada and Japan travelling from their home country to Finland. Restrictions have already been lifted for traffic between Finland and Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay for residents of these countries, and the Vatican. For all other non-Schengen countries, restrictions continue to be in force until 18 October. This applies, for example, to the United States, Russia, China and Ireland.

04.04.2020

Uusimaa region (Helsinki) imposes travel restriction; except for daily work commute and other urgent travel needs. Traveling to and from the region is forbidden; apart for essential reasons. ; Cordon sanitaire ended on 15/04.