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Airlines Updates

15.10.2020 Finnair in last week’s schedule update further revised planned long-haul service for winter 2020/21 season, from 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. Latest revision to planned long-haul passenger flights, on board Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft, as of 09OCT20 as follows.

Helsinki – Hong Kong 2 weekly
Helsinki – Krabi eff 06JAN21 1 weekly
Helsinki – Nanjing 1 weekly
Helsinki – Phuket eff 02JAN21 1 weekly
Helsinki – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly
Helsinki – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly (2 weekly from 05JAN21, 4 weekly from 16FEB21)
Helsinki – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly

Published on 12.10.2020
Finnair NW20 Long-Haul operations as of 09OCT20

15.09.2020 Finnair in recent schedule update filed planned long-haul operation for the month of September and October 2020. As of 14SEP20, planned operation for the period of 20SEP20 – 24OCT20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights on selected routes in certain direction.

Helsinki – Bangkok 4 weekly
Helsinki – Hong Kong 2 weekly
Helsinki – Nanjing 1 weekly
Helsinki – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly
Helsinki – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly
Helsinki – Singapore 2 weekly until 30SEP20
Helsinki – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly

Finnair last week announced revised European network for October 2020, between 01OCT20 and 24OCT20. Latest adjustment sees extended service reduction, based on comparison of OAG schedules 13SEP20 vs 23AUG20. For Helsinki departure, the airline operates 35 routes with 240 weekly flights, instead of 55 routes with 709 weekly flights.

Helsinki – Amsterdam Reduce from 14 to 5 weekly
Helsinki – Barcelona service cancelled
Helsinki – Bergen service cancelled
Helsinki – Berlin Tegel Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Helsinki – Brussels Reduce from 14 to 4 weekly
Helsinki – Budapest Reduce from 9 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Chania service cancelled
Helsinki – Copenhagen Reduce from 28 to 6-7 weekly
Helsinki – Dublin Reduce from 7 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Dusseldorf Reduce from 14 to 3 weekly
Helsinki – Edinburgh Reduce from 5 to 1 weekly
Helsinki – Frankfurt Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Helsinki – Fuerteventura service cancelled
Helsinki – Funchal service cancelled
Helsinki – Gazipasa Reduce from 2 to 1 weekly
Helsinki – Geneva Reduce from 7 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Gothenburg Reduce from 14 to 3 weekly
Helsinki – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas service cancelled
Helsinki – Hamburg Reduce from 14 to 3 weekly
Helsinki – Irakleion service cancelled
Helsinki – Ivalo – Kittila – Helsinki Increase from 6 to 9 weekly
Helsinki – Kuopio Reduce from 28 to 7 weekly
Helsinki – Kuusamo Increase from 7 to 9 weekly
Helsinki – Lanzarote service cancelled
Helsinki – Lisbon service cancelled
Helsinki – London Heathrow Reduce from 27 to 14-15 weekly
Helsinki – Madrid service cancelled
Helsinki – Malaga Reduce from 7 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Manchester Reduce from 7 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Mariehamn Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Helsinki – Milan Malpensa Reduce from 13 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Moscow Sheremetyevo service cancelled
Helsinki – Munich Reduce from 14 to 4 weekly
Helsinki – Oslo Reduce from 28 to 7 weekly
Helsinki – Oulu 33 weekly
Helsinki – Paris CDG Reduce from 21 to 7 weekly
Helsinki – Prague Reduce from 10 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Reykjavik Keflavik service cancelled
Helsinki – Rhodes service cancelled
Helsinki – Riga Reduce from 21 to 7 weekly
Helsinki – Rome Reduce from 10 to 2 weekly
Helsinki – Rovaniemi 28 weekly
Helsinki – St. Petersburg service cancelled
Helsinki – Stockholm Arlanda Reduce from 33 to 18 weekly
Helsinki – Stockholm Bromma service cancelled
Helsinki – Stuttgart service cancelled
Helsinki – Tallinn Reduce from 42 to 22 weekly
Helsinki – Tampere service cancelled
Helsinki – Tenerife South service cancelled
Helsinki – Turku service cancelled
Helsinki – Vaasa Reduce from 14 to 3 weekly
Helsinki – Vienna Reduce from 14 to 3 weekly
Helsinki – Vilnius service cancelled
Helsinki – Warsaw Reduce from 14 to 3 weekly
Helsinki – Zurich Reduce from 14 to 5 weekly
Turku – Mariehamn service cancelled

10.09.2020 Turkish Airlines during the month of September 2020 schedules following European routes, as well as service to Russia. Planned operation as of 08SEP20 as follows. Note following list mostly focuses on flights scheduled between 09SEP20 and 30SEP20.

Last minute changes remain highly possible, due to various travel restrictions.

Adana – Berlin Tegel 1 weekly
Antalya – London Gatwick 1 daily
Antalya – Moscow Vnukovo 1 daily
Antalya – St. Petersburg 4-5 weekly
Antalya – Stuttgart Selected dates in September
Dalaman – London Gatwick 4-5 weekly
Gaziantep – Basel/Mulhouse 1 weekly
Gaziantep – Berlin Tegel 1 weekly
Gaziantep – Stuttgart 1 weekly (until 12SEP20)
Istanbul – Amsterdam 14 weekly
Istanbul – Athens eff 16SEP20 5 weekly
Istanbul – Barcelona 7 weekly
Istanbul – Basel/Mulhouse 7 weekly (5 weekly from 15SEP20)
Istanbul – Belgrade 7-9 weekly
Istanbul – Berlin Tegel 9 weekly
Istanbul – Birmingham 4 weekly
Istanbul – Bologna eff 22SEP20 4 weekly
Istanbul – Brussels 4 weekly
Istanbul – Bucharest 10 weekly
Istanbul – Budapest 3 weekly
Istanbul – Chisinau 7 weekly
Istanbul – Cluj 2 weekly
Istanbul – Cologne 4 weekly (7 weekly from 20SEP20)
Istanbul – Copenhagen 3-6 weekly
Istanbul – Dublin 3 weekly
Istanbul – Dusseldorf 11-14 weekly
Istanbul – Edinburgh 2-3 weekly
Istanbul – Ercan 14 weekly
Istanbul – Frankfurt 8-11 weekly
Istanbul – Geneva 6 weekly
Istanbul – Gothenburg 2-3 weekly
Istanbul – Hamburg 10-11 weekly
Istanbul – Hannover 5-7 weekly
Istanbul – Helsinki 2-3 weekly
Istanbul – Kazan 3 weekly
Istanbul – Kharkiv 4 weekly
Istanbul – Kherson 2 weekly
Istanbul – Kyiv Borispil 11 weekly
Istanbul – Lisbon 3-4 weekly
Istanbul – Ljubljana 1-3 weekly
Istanbul – London Gatwick 5-7 weekly
Istanbul – London Heathrow 16-21 weekly
Istanbul – Luxembourg 2 weekly
Istanbul – Lviv 5 weekly
Istanbul – Lyon 7 weekly
Istanbul – Madrid 7 weekly
Istanbul – Malaga 3 weekly
Istanbul – Malta 3-5 weekly
Istanbul – Manchester 7 weekly
Istanbul – Marseille 3-5 weekly
Istanbul – Milan Malpensa 7-8 weekly
Istanbul – Minsk 5 weekly
Istanbul – Moscow Vnukovo 21-28 weekly
Istanbul – Munich 9-11 weekly
Istanbul – Nakchivan 1 weekly
Istanbul – Naples 2-3 weekly
Istanbul – Nice 3 weekly
Istanbul – Nuremberg 3-4 weekly
Istanbul – Odessa 10-11 weekly
Istanbul – Oslo 2-3 weekly
Istanbul – Paris CDG 14-20 weekly
Istanbul – Podgorica 5 weekly
Istanbul – Prague 3-4 weekly
Istanbul – Prishtina 5 weekly
Istanbul – Rome 7 weekly
Istanbul – Rostov-on-Don 6 weekly
Istanbul – St. Petersburg 6-8 weekly
Istanbul – Salzburg 2-3 weekly
Istanbul – Sarajevo 7 weekly
Istanbul – Skopje 5 weekly
Istanbul – Sochi 2-3 weekly
Istanbul – Sofia 5 weekly
Istanbul – Stockholm Arlanda 5-6 weekly
Istanbul – Stuttgart 6-8 weekly
Istanbul – Toulouse 3 weekly
Istanbul – Valencia 3-4 weekly
Istanbul – Venice 2-4 weekly
Istanbul – Vienna 8-9 weekly
Istanbul – Warsaw 3-4 weekly
Istanbul – Zagreb 4 weekly
Istanbul – Zaporizhia 3 weekly
Istanbul – Zurich 10 weekly
Izmir – Berlin Tegel 1 weekly (until 12SEP20)
Kayseri – Stuttgart 1 weekly (until 18SEP20)
Trabzon – Stuttgart 2 weekly

07.09.2020 Finnair this week will resume Helsinki – Nanjing service, initially offering one weekly flights. Service will be operated by Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft, effective from 11SEP20.

AY105 HEL1855 – 0855+1NKG 359 5
AY106 NKG0935 – 1420HEL 359 7

26.08.2020 Finnair last week announced European service revision, which sees the airline scales back planned operation in September 2020. As of 23AUG20, planned European service during September (including leisure flights) as follows. Frequency listed in the parenthesis is based on previous plan listed in OAG schedules as of 16AUG20, prior to the announcement.

Helsinki – Amsterdam 7 weekly (Previously scheduled 10 weekly, based on 16AUG20 OAG listing)
Helsinki – Bergen cancelled (2)
Helsinki – Berlin Tegel 7 weekly (14)
Helsinki – Brussels 5 weekly (7)
Helsinki – Budapest 5 weekly (5)
Helsinki – Chania cancelled (4)
Helsinki – Copenhagen 9 weekly (14)
Helsinki – Dublin 2 weekly (2)
Helsinki – Dusseldorf 3 weekly (7)
Helsinki – Edinburgh 1 weekly (1)
Helsinki – Frankfurt 7 weekly (10)
Helsinki – Gazipasa 1 weekly
Helsinki – Geneva 3 weekly (4)
Helsinki – Gothenburg 3 weekly (3)
Helsinki – Hamburg 3 weekly (7)
Helsinki – Irakleion cancelled (2)
Helsinki – Ivalo – Kittila – Ivalo 8 weekly (8)
Helsinki – Kos cancelled (1)
Helsinki – Kuopio 7 weekly (7)
Helsinki – Kuusamo 7 weekly (9)
Helsinki – London Heathrow 14 weekly (14)
Helsinki – Malaga 3 weekly (3)
Helsinki – Manchester 2 weekly (3)
Helsinki – Mariehamn 5 weekly (5)
Helsinki – Milan Malpensa 4 weekly (4)
Helsinki – Munich 5 weekly (9)
Helsinki – Oslo 7 weekly (17)
Helsinki – Oulu 33 weekly (33)
Helsinki – Paris CDG 14 weekly (14)
Helsinki – Prague 2 weekly (2)
Helsinki – Preveza cancelled (1)
Helsinki – Rhodes cancelled (3)
Helsinki – Riga 7 weekly (7)
Helsinki – Rome 3 weekly (3)
Helsinki – Rovaniemi 28 weekly (28)
Helsinki – Stockholm Arlanda 20 weekly (20)
Helsinki – Tallinn 21 weekly (21)
Helsinki – Vaasa 5 weekly (5)
Helsinki – Vienna 5 weekly (7)
Helsinki – Vilnius 6 weekly (6)
Helsinki – Warsaw 3 weekly (3)
Helsinki – Zakynthos cancelled (1)
Helsinki – Zurich 7 weekly (9)

Published on 25.08.2020
Finnair Sep 2020 European operations as of 23AUG20

Published on 12.08.2020
Finnair cuts frequencies in Europe in September due to travel restrictions

06.08.2020 Finnair during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European routes, including leisure service. Information listed below is based on OAG schedules listing as of 02AUG20. Operational frequency may vary on certain week.

Helsinki – Amsterdam 14 weekly
Helsinki – Bergen eff 23AUG20 2 weekly
Helsinki – Berlin Tegel 15 weekly
Helsinki – Brussels 10 weekly
Helsinki – Budapest 10 weekly
Helsinki – Chania 3 weekly
Helsinki – Copenhagen 28 weekly
Helsinki – Dublin 5 weekly
Helsinki – Dusseldorf 9 weekly
Helsinki – Edinburgh 3 weekly
Helsinki – Frankfurt 10 weekly
Helsinki – Gazipasa 1 weekly
Helsinki – Geneva 5 weekly
Helsinki – Gothenburg 7 weekly
Helsinki – Hamburg 7 weekly
Helsinki – Irakleion 2 weekly
Helsinki – Ivalo – Kittila – Helsinki 
5 weekly
Helsinki – Kos 1 weekly
Helsinki – Kuopio 14 weekly
Helsinki – Kuusamo 3 weekly
Helsinki – London Heathrow 15 weekly
Helsinki – Malaga 3 weekly
Helsinki – Manchester 5 weekly
Helsinki – Mariehamn 3 weekly
Helsinki – Milan Malpensa 5 weekly
Helsinki – Munich 11 weekly
Helsinki – Nice 2 weekly
Helsinki – Oslo 18 weekly
Helsinki – Oulu 39 weekly
Helsinki – Paris CDG 14 weekly
Helsinki – Preveza 1 weekly
Helsinki – Rhodes 3 weeklh
Helsinki – Riga 7 weekly
Helsinki – Rome 5 weekly
Helsinki – Rovaniemi 23 weekly
Helsinki –Stockholm Arlanda 28 weekly
Helsinki – Tallinn 35 weekly
Helsinki – Turku 4 weekly
Helsinki – Vaasa 7 weekly
Helsinki – Vienna 9 weekly
Helsinki – Vilnius 7 weekly
Helsinki – Warsaw 7 weekly
Helsinki – Zakynthos 1 weekly
Helsinki – Zurich 10 weekly
Turku – Mariehamn 3 weekly

05.08.2020 Finnair during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European routes, including leisure service. Information listed below is based on OAG schedules listing as of 02AUG20. Operational frequency may vary on certain week.

Helsinki – Amsterdam 14 weekly
Helsinki – Bergen eff 23AUG20 2 weekly
Helsinki – Berlin Tegel 15 weekly
Helsinki – Brussels 10 weekly
Helsinki – Budapest 10 weekly
Helsinki – Chania 3 weekly
Helsinki – Copenhagen 28 weekly
Helsinki – Dublin 5 weekly
Helsinki – Dusseldorf 9 weekly
Helsinki – Edinburgh 3 weekly
Helsinki – Frankfurt 10 weekly
Helsinki – Gazipasa 1 weekly
Helsinki – Geneva 5 weekly
Helsinki – Gothenburg 7 weekly
Helsinki – Hamburg 7 weekly
Helsinki – Irakleion 2 weekly
Helsinki – Ivalo – Kittila – Helsinki 
5 weekly
Helsinki – Kos 1 weekly
Helsinki – Kuopio 14 weekly
Helsinki – Kuusamo 3 weekly
Helsinki – London Heathrow 15 weekly
Helsinki – Malaga 3 weekly
Helsinki – Manchester 5 weekly
Helsinki – Mariehamn 3 weekly
Helsinki – Milan Malpensa 5 weekly
Helsinki – Munich 11 weekly
Helsinki – Nice 2 weekly
Helsinki – Oslo 18 weekly
Helsinki – Oulu 39 weekly
Helsinki – Paris CDG 14 weekly
Helsinki – Preveza 1 weekly
Helsinki – Rhodes 3 weeklh
Helsinki – Riga 7 weekly
Helsinki – Rome 5 weekly
Helsinki – Rovaniemi 23 weekly
Helsinki –Stockholm Arlanda 28 weekly
Helsinki – Tallinn 35 weekly
Helsinki – Turku 4 weekly
Helsinki – Vaasa 7 weekly
Helsinki – Vienna 9 weekly
Helsinki – Vilnius 7 weekly
Helsinki – Warsaw 7 weekly
Helsinki – Zakynthos 1 weekly
Helsinki – Zurich 10 weekly
Turku – Mariehamn 3 weekly

Published on 21.07.2020
Finnair resumes Shanghai service from late-July 2020

Published on 20.07.2020
Finnair re-opens operations to Shanghai with weekly flights as of 23 July

08.06.2020 Finnair last week gradually filed planned European operation for the month of July and August 2020, where the airline schedules 39 routes. Planned operation, excluding Finnair Leisure service, as follows.

Helsinki – Amsterdam 12 weekly (14 weekly 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Barcelonaeff 03AUG20 3 weekly
Helsinki – Berlin Tegel 7 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Brussels 5 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Budapest 4 weekly (7 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Copenhagen 14 weekly (28 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Dublin 4 weekly (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Dusseldorf 5 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Edinburgh 3 weekly
Helsinki – Frankfurt 7 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Geneva 4 weekly (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Gothenburg 7 weekly
Helsinki – Hamburg 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Ivalo – Kittila – Helsinkieff 02AUG20 4 weekly
Helsinki – Kuopio 21 weekly
Helsinki – London Heathrow 14 weekly (20 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Madrideff 01AUG20 2 weekly
Helsinki – Malaga 2 weekly (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Manchester 4 weekly (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Mariehamn 7 weekly
Helsinki – Milan Malpensaeff 02AUG20 5 weekly
Helsinki – Moscow Sheremetyevo 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Munich 5 weekly (9 weekly)
Helsinki – Oslo 14 weekly
Helsinki – Oulu 33 weekly
Helsinki – Paris CDG 12 weekly (14 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Prague 4 weekly (6 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Riga 7 weekly
Helsinki – Romeeff 02AUG20 5 weekly
Helsinki – Rovaniemi 14 weekly
Helsinki – St. Petersburg 14 weekly
Helsinki – Stockholm Arlanda 28 weekly (33 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Tallinn 28 weekly (42 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Turku 7 weekly
Helsinki – Vaasa 14 weekly
Helsinki – Vienna 5 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Helsinki – Vilnius 7 weekly
Helsinki – Warsaweff 01AUG20 7 weekly
Helsinki – Zurich 7 weekly (9 weekly from 01AUG20)

The airline also plans to resume service to Kuusamo and Tampere in September 2020. Additional changes remain possible.

Published on 04.06.2020

Finnair July/August 2020 European operations as of 31MAY20

 

Published on 29.05.2020
Finnair July/August 2020 Long-Haul operations as of 28MAY20
Finnair 15APR20 – 30JUN20 operations as of 16APR20

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Finland
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Finland if they are travelling from outside the Schengen Area or the Vatican City.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Finland and their families,
    • Residents of Australia, Georgia, Japan, Korea (South), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, or Uruguay, provided arriving from their country of residence,
    • Nationals of the Vatican City,
    • Families (including those in a romantic relationship) of nationals of the European Union or the Schengen Area residing in Finland,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Passengers who are essential personnel,
    • Diplomats,
    • Staff of international organisations,
    • Passengers travelling for emergency situations,
    • Foreign representatives of the press,
    • Passengers travelling for humanitarian reasons.
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Movement restrictions

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.

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Flight Restrictions

published 28.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Finland.
– This does not apply to partners of nationals or residents of Finland.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, San Marino or Vatican City (Holy See).
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, returning via Finland to their country of residence.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals, returning via Finland to their country of residence.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business, if arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to categorization.

Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control. You can also evaluate the need for a quarantine after travelling abroad with the help of the Traffic light model. Traffic lights further help to evaluate the risk of a coronavirus infection linked with foreign travel. If you arrive in Finland from a country which is green in the traffic light model, you do not need to self-quarantine. Quarantining is not necessary even if you travel by way of a red or grey country. If you arrive in Finland from a country that is red or grey in the traffic light model, we recommend a 14-day self-quarantine. Quarantining is recommended even if you transit through a green country on your return trip to Finland. Self-quarantine can be shortened with voluntary testing upon arrival and 72 hours after arrival. Mandatory testing and quarantine can be implemented for travellers arriving from high-risk areas.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required.

According to govenment’s resolution, starting from 23.11.2020 travellers to Finland arriving from high-incidence areas (more than 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days) are required to show evidence of negative PCR test on arrival. Upon arrival, passengers from high-incidence areas have to stay in mandatory quaratine for 14 days. If travellers are tested upon arrival and 3 days after arrival, the mandatory quarantine can be released after receiving a test negative result.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 September 2020 to 30 September 2020

In September, the restrictions on the activities of food and beverage service businesses will remain the same as they are now. Restaurants, cafes and bars must continue to prevent the risk of COVID-19 infection by certain measures throughout Finland. The Government issued a decree on it on 27 August 2020. Every customer must have their own seat. In addition, food and beverage service businesses must provide their customers with instructions on how to prevent the spread of a communicable disease. Customers need to be able to wash their hands, and the premises and surfaces of food and beverage service businesses must be kept clean. Food and beverage service businesses will also be responsible for ensuring sufficient physical distances between customers. Each establishment must display its plan on how to implement these restrictions and obligations in such a way that customers can see it.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 September 2020 to TBD

Public events of more than 1000 people are currently prohibited. It is possible to have a total audience of more than 500 people at outdoor events where there are several sections or demarcated areas intended for audiences. Indoor events with more than 500 people may also be permitted with special arrangements.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 04 August 2020 to TBD

Nobody should go to early childhood education, school or workplace if they have any symptoms of respiratory infection until the possibility of a coronavirus infection has been ruled out by tests. It is good to arrange teaching premises more spaciously than usual and avoid or reduce unnecessary physical contacts. Early childhood education and care should, to the extent possible, be organised so that groups are not mixed or combined. Staff members in early childhood education and care should also work with one and the same group of children. In primary schools, the different teaching groups should be kept separate throughout the school day. In lower secondary schools and in optional subjects, the teaching groups may change if the teaching cannot be organised any other way. Safe distances of 1 to 2 metres should be maintained in contact teaching in general upper secondary schools and vocational education and training institutes, higher education institutions and liberal adult education. Providers of general upper secondary education and vocational education and training and higher education institutions may flexibly decide on safe and appropriate teaching methods and arrangements. If teaching is arranged for a large number of people, it is advisable to use remote connections. Large gatherings are not recommended. School meals should be arranged individually with the students’ own class or group.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

Full Restrictions

  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website.Based on an epidemiological evaluation, regulation is categorised under ‘Border traffic returned to normal’, ‘Restriction category 1’ and ‘Restriction category 2’. In general, entry to Finland is possible without mandatory testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls. *Find out more: raja.fiand Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare


    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, the transit on regularly scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but a person may also be permitted to enter the country for the purpose of the transit referred to above. For example, a person may stay at an airport hotel or other accommodation near the airport, especially if the layover during the transit is a long one.


    *From Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries, when arriving to Finland from their country of residence: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay.
    Also, family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    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.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with restaurants, cafes and bars open, subject to some 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 coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed. In Helsinki, the wearing of face masks is recommended for all persons aged 15 or above at public events and spaces such as banks and shops. Check the Helsinki City website for more details.

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    27.10.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions: Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website. Based on an epidemiological evaluation, regulation is categorised under ‘Border traffic returned to normal’, ‘Restriction category 1’ and ‘Restriction category 2’. In general, entry to Finland is possible without mandatory testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.
    Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit.
    Self-quarantine is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1).
    Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.
    *Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: In principle, Finnish citizens must not be prevented from entering Finland, and everyone has the right to leave Finland. However, limitations on the right to leave the country may be provided by law if necessary.
    Every person travelling from Finland to another state must check for themselves the restrictions on entry into the destination country. Destination countries may have in force their own restrictions and conditions on entry for travellers. Rules applicable to Finnish citizens and residents travelling abroad are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website.
    *Find out more: hereand Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

    Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, the transit on regularly scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but a person may also be permitted to enter the country for the purpose of the transit referred to above. For example, a person may stay at an airport hotel or other accommodation near the airport, especially if the layover during the transit is a long one.

    From Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay. Also, family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
    Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    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.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with restaurants, cafes and bars open, subject to some 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 coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed. In Helsinki, the wearing of face masks is recommended for all persons aged 15 or above at public events and spaces such as banks and shops. Check the Helsinki City website for more details.

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    22.10.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website. Based on an epidemiological evaluation, regulation is categorised under ‘Border traffic returned to normal’, ‘Restriction category 1’ and ‘Restriction category 2’. In general, entry to Finland is possible without mandatory testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit.
    Self-quarantine is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.
    *Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: In principle, Finnish citizens must not be prevented from entering Finland, and everyone has the right to leave Finland. However, limitations on the right to leave the country may be provided by law if necessary. Every person travelling from Finland to another state must check for themselves the restrictions on entry into the destination country. Destination countries may have in force their own restrictions and conditions on entry for travellers. Rules applicable to Finnish citizens and residents travelling abroad are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website.
    *More information: hereand Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

    Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, the transit on regularly scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but a person may also be permitted to enter the country for the purpose of the transit referred to above. For example, a person may stay at an airport hotel or other accommodation near the airport, especially if the layover during the transit is a long one.

    From Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay. Also, family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
    Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    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.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with restaurants, cafes and bars open, subject to some 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 coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed. In Helsinki, the wearing of face masks is recommended for all persons aged 15 or above at public events and spaces such as banks and shops. Check the Helsinki City website for more details.

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    20.10.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website. Based on an epidemiological evaluation, regulation is categorised under ‘Border traffic returned to normal’, ‘Restriction category 1’ and ‘Restriction category 2’. In general, entry to Finland is possible without mandatory testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit.
    Self-quarantine is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.
    *Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: In principle, Finnish citizens must not be prevented from entering Finland, and everyone has the right to leave Finland. However, limitations on the right to leave the country may be provided by law if necessary. Every person travelling from Finland to another state must check for themselves the restrictions on entry into the destination country. Destination countries may have in force their own restrictions and conditions on entry for travellers. Rules applicable to Finnish citizens and residents travelling abroad are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website.
    *More information: hereand Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

    Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, the transit on regularly scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but a person may also be permitted to enter the country for the purpose of the transit referred to above. For example, a person may stay at an airport hotel or other accommodation near the airport, especially if the layover during the transit is a long one.

    From Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Also, family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
    Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    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.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with restaurants, cafes and bars open, subject to some 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 coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed. In Helsinki, the wearing of face masks is recommended for all persons aged 15 or above at public events and spaces such as banks and shops. Check the Helsinki City website for more details.

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    16.10.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website. Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland. Rules applicable to Finnish citizens and residents travelling abroad are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website.
    *Rules and Exceptions: Entry to Finland is possible without mandatory testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls. *More information: hereand Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

    Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, the transit on regularly scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but a person may also be permitted to enter the country for the purpose of the transit referred to above. For example, a person may stay at an airport hotel or other accommodation near the airport, especially if the layover during the transit is a long one.

    From Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Also, family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
    Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    07.10.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website. Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland. Rules applicable to Finnish citizens and residents travelling abroad are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website.
    *Rules and Exceptions: Entry to Finland is possible without mandatory testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls. *More information: hereand Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

    Transit: Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic, with the exception of leisure boating. Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at here.

    From Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Also, family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
    Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    01.10.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry restrictions for Finland are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website. Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland. Rules applicable to Finnish citizens and residents travelling abroad are detailed on the Finnish Border Guard website. *Rules and Exceptions: Entry to Finland is possible without mandatory testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls. *More information: hereand Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

    Transit: Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic, with the exception of leisure boating. Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at here.

    From Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Also, family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    28.09.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    **Travelling from the EU: Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia and Vatican City Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available here.
    *Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: From a country classified as “Restriction Category 1, crossing the border is subject to limitations, and the government recommends avoiding unnecessary travel to countries other than those that are exempt from entry restrictions. Travellers from countries under Restrictions catgroy 1, may return to Finland if they are: a Finnish national or a family member of a Finnish national; a national of EU and Schengen countries residing in Finland or a family member; a third-country national residing in Finland with a residence permit. Also, travellers may return to or through other EU and Schengen countries if they are: a national of other EU and Schengen countries or a family member; a third-country national residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Also, travellers may travel to and from Finland for work related travel or essential travel such as family matters (meeting a relative, relationship, funerals, weddings, illness). Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.
    *Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (“Restriction Category 1,). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    **Transit: Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic, with the exception of leisure boating. Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at um.fi.

    **Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    23.09.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    **Travelling from the EU: Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia and Vatican City Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available here. *Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: From a country classified as “Restriction Category 1, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters. *Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (“Restriction Category 1,). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    **Transit: Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic, with the exception of leisure boating. Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.

    **Third Countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    18.09.2020
  • Finland Latest News: Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    **From the EU: Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia and Vatican City. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available here.
    From a country classified as Restriction Category 1, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.
    Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    **Transit: Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic, with the exception of leisure boating. Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available here.


    **From third countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    15.09.2020
  • Finland Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020). Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From the EU: Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia and Vatican City.Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available here.
    From a country classified as Restriction Category 1, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.**Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    Transit: Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic, with the exception of leisure boating. Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available here.

    From third countries: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available here.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    11.09.2020
  • Finland Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020). Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Finnish borders remain closed to non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. Border controls have been lifted for travel between Finland and a number of different countries and there is currently no requirement to self-isolate when entering Finland from these countries. See the Finnish Border Guard website for the current list. When arriving in Finland, travellers must avoid unnecessary close contact with others and self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available here .

    ***Third Country Nationals:Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available here .

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website

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    07.09.2020
  • Finland Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020). Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia and Vatican City. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available at [www.raja.fi] .Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland From a country classified as “Restriction Category 1” [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic#3.%20Restriction%20category%201] you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters. ** Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1) [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic#3.%20Restriction%20category%201]. Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]

    ***Third Country Nationals:Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website [https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/-/thl-recommends-face-masks-to-protect-others-hand-washing-and-safe-distances-are-the-most-important-means-to-prevent-coronavirus-infections?redirect=%2Fen%2Fweb%2Finfectious-diseases-and-vaccinations]

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    28.08.2020
  • Finland Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020). Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Slovakia and Vatican City. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available at [www.raja.fi]. From a country classified as “Restriction Category 1” [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic#3.%20Restriction%20category%201], you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters. **Rules and Exceptions
    Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (Restriction Category 1) [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic#3.%20Restriction%20category%201’Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]

    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at ;um.fi]

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website [https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/-/thl-recommends-face-masks-to-protect-others-hand-washing-and-safe-distances-are-the-most-important-means-to-prevent-coronavirus-infections?redirect=%2Fen%2Fweb%2Finfectious-diseases-and-vaccinations]

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    25.08.2020
  • Finland Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020). Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Entry is allowed without restrictions for travellers from Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia. Travelling from Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is also allowed without restrictions. Until 23/8 included, entry is still allowed without restrictions for travellers from Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Malta and Norway. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available at [www.raja.fi] **Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: From a country classified as “restriction category 1”, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters. **Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1). Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls. Find out more: [www.raja.fi]

    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi].

    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website [https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/-/thl-recommends-face-masks-to-protect-others-hand-washing-and-safe-distances-are-the-most-important-means-to-prevent-coronavirus-infections?redirect=%2Fen%2Fweb%2Finfectious-diseases-and-vaccinations]

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    24.08.2020
  • Finland Travelling from Iceland, Greece, Malta, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, San Marino and Japan to Finland will be limited to essential trips starting August 24, with people returning from those countries required to self-quarantine for two weeks (Reuters, 19.08.2020). Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to Finland. Travelling from Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available at [www.raja.fi] **Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: From a country classified as “restriction category 1”, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters. **Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1).

    ***Transit: ransit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi].

    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website [https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/-/thl-recommends-face-masks-to-protect-others-hand-washing-and-safe-distances-are-the-most-important-means-to-prevent-coronavirus-infections?redirect=%2Fen%2Fweb%2Finfectious-diseases-and-vaccinations]

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    20.08.2020
  • Finland Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling from Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details are available at [www.raja.fi]. **Travelling from Finland or returning to Finland: From a country classified as “restriction category 1”, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.**Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit.
    Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1).
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi].
    ***Third Country Nationals: Essential, work-related and return travel is possible from all Schengen and EU countries as well as the UK. Except for those countries named above, self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival is recommended. As of 27 July, work-related and essential travel as well as return traffic is possible from China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Self-isolation is not required for travellers from these countries. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website [https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/-/thl-recommends-face-masks-to-protect-others-hand-washing-and-safe-distances-are-the-most-important-means-to-prevent-coronavirus-infections?redirect=%2Fen%2Fweb%2Finfectious-diseases-and-vaccinations]

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    18.08.2020
  • Finland Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to and from Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details available at [www.raja.fi]. **Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit.
    Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1). **Specific measures for Finnish residents exiting or returning to Finland: From a country classified as “restriction category 1”, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of facemasks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details see the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    14.08.2020
  • Finland Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to and from Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details available at [www.raja.fi]. **Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit.
    Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1). **Specific measures for Finnish residents exiting or returning to Finland: From a country classified as “restriction category 1”, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    13.08.2020
  • Finland Commercial flights operations resume at Ivalo, Kittila and Kuusamo airports (AT, 11.08.2020). Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to and from Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino and the Vatican City is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details available at [www.raja.fi]. **Rules and Exceptions: Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1). Specific measures for Finnish residents exiting or returning to Finland. From a country classified as “restriction category 1”, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorised as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is allowed not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. Relative refers to spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins, including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.

    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    11.08.2020
  • Finland Finland Entering ‘Second Stage’ Of Pandemic (Barrons, 06.08.2020). Helsinki Airport to reopen third runway on 3 August (Airport Technology, 28.07.2020). Finnish government reinstated travel restrictions for Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland starting 27 July (YUN, 23.07.2020). Restrictions will also continue to apply to travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, the United Kingdom and Monaco.

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to and from Belgium(*), Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands(*) and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations – details available at [www.raja.fi] (*) No longer allowed from 10.8.20. **Rules and Exceptions: Internal border control will continue to be in place in travel between Finland and Austria, Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, with the exception of pleasure craft travel. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1). Travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and the United Kingdom and Monaco is allowed with similar restrictions as at internal borders. **Specific measures for Finnish residents exiting or returning to Finland: Under restriction category 1, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorized as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is applied not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. A relative refers to a spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [um.fi]

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    07.08.2020
  • Finland Helsinki Airport to reopen third runway on 3 August (Airport Technology, 28.07.2020). Finnish government reinstated travel restrictions for Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland starting 27 July (YUN, 23.07.2020). Restrictions will also continue to apply to travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, the United Kingdom and Monaco.

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to and from Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands and Slovakia is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from other countries is subject to limitations, see [www.raja.fi]. Rules and Exceptions: Internal border control will continue to be in place in travel between Finland and Austria, Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, with the exception of pleasure craft travel. Those wishing to cross the internal border must use border crossing points where border control has been reinstated. Crossing the border in other places is not permitted without a border crossing permit. Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland from countries subject to internal border control (restriction category 1). Travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and the United Kingdom and Monaco is allowed with similar restrictions as at internal borders. Specific measures for Finnish residents exiting or returning to Finland: Under restriction category 1, you may arrive in Finland for family matters. Persons travelling to meet a relative living in Finland are categorized as persons travelling for family matters. For the purpose of meeting a relative living in Finland, the entry into the country is applied not only to the relatives of Finnish citizens who live in Finland but also to the relatives of EU/Schengen citizens and their family members residing in Finland and to the relatives of third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit. A relative refers to a spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts and cousins including family members of the aforementioned. Persons arriving in the country on the basis of a relationship are also considered persons travelling for family matters.
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.More information: [https://um.fi/current-affairs/article/-/asset_publisher/iYk2EknIlmNL/content/kysymyksi-c3-a4-ja-vastauksia-matkustamisesta-ja-koronaviruksesta].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    03.08.2020
  • Finland Finnish government reinstates travel restrictions for Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland starting 27 July (YUN, 23.07.2020). Restrictions will also continue to apply to travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, the United Kingdom and Monaco.

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: As of 13/7/20, internal border control will be lifted from travel between Finland and the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Hungary. Travel between Finland and these countries would thus be possible without restrictions from the perspective of border control at all Finnish airports and in all seaports, provided that the traffic location is open to such traffic. Internal border control has already has been lifted from travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as for pleasure craft travel between Schengen countries. Updated information are available at [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic].
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    ***Third Country Nationals:Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China.Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Updated Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at [https://um.fi/current-affairs/article/-/asset_publisher/iYk2EknIlmNL/content/kysymyksi-c3-a4-ja-vastauksia-matkustamisesta-ja-koronaviruksesta].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    27.07.2020
  • Finland Finnish government reinstates travel restrictions for Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland starting 27 July (YUN, 23.07.2020). Restrictions will also continue to apply to travel between Finland and Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, the United Kingdom and Monaco.

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: As of 13 July, internal border control will be lifted from travel between Finland and the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Hungary. Travel between Finland and these countries would thus be possible without restrictions from the perspective of border control at all Finnish airports and in all seaports, provided that the traffic location is open to such traffic. Internal border control has already has been lifted from travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as for pleasure craft travel between Schengen countries. Updated information are available at [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic]
    ***Transit: Transit traffic is currently allowed at airports.
    ***Third Country Nationals: Borders are open for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Travel within Finland is allowed as long as health and safety guidelines relating to coronavirus are observed. All travel must be avoided in case of illness. 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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    24.07.2020
  • Finland As of July 13, all travel from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland are permitted, including work-related travel from China, Japan and Thailand (Aviation24.be, 09.07.2020)
    Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

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    International restrictions:

    From EU: Border control has been lifted between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. From July 13th, border control would also be lifted for the following countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Cyprus, Ireland, Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above.
    Transit: From July 13th, transit traffic will be allowed at airports.
    Third Country Nationals: From July 13th, borders will be open for residents of the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China. Family members of Finnish citizens may enter the country regardless of nationality.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    15.07.2020
  • Finland Finland allows recreational travel to Finland from those European countries where the number of coronavirus infections is at a sufficiently low level. People are able to travel to these countries and to return to Finland from them without self-isolation. On 15 June, the restrictions on non-essential travel were lifted for Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway and will be lifted on 13 July for Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the Vatican.

    Coronavirus and its spread continue to pose a global risk. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs continues to advise against non-essential travel abroad. The general advice against non-essential travel abroad does not apply to the countries listed above. It is good to be aware of the possibility that these countries may have their own restrictions on entry into the country. Before travelling, always check the current entry regulations in your travel destination from the authorities of the country of destination, for example from the nearest mission of the country in question.

    Additionally, as of 13 July, Finland will allow work-related travel and other essential traffic from the following non-EU countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China (provided that reciprocity is confirmed in the EU). However, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs maintains its general advice against non-essential travel to these countries.

    Non-essential travel means, for example, recreational travel. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs may issue country-specific travel advice in which the recommendations may be even more rigid than the normal advice against non-essential travel due to a war or other reasons affecting the security situation. However, everyone has the right to leave the country unless their right to travel has been legally prohibited; the ultimate decision to travel or not is always made by the traveller.

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    13.07.2020
  • Finland As of July 13, all travel from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland are permitted, including work-related travel from China, Japan and Thailand (Aviation24.be, 09.07.2020)
    Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    Transit: Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    For third country nationals, entry is not permitted. Self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to Finland is recommended.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    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. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions. There is no requirement to wear face masks on public transport. See the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details.

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    09.07.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    Transit: Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    For third country nationals, entry is not permitted. Self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to Finland is recommended.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    07.07.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Border control has been lifted at the land border between Finland and Norway, as well as for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and for pleasure craft, i.e. tourism by private persons on their own boat. Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. This means that internal border control continues for example for traffic between Finland and Sweden.
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    01.07.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020) The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Beginning 15 June 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic. Additional information on current restrictions is available from the Finnish Border Guard [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic]. For all other countries, restrictions continue. There are additional measures (Finnair and other air liners). Entry of thrird country nationals entering Finland are restricted, with a recommended self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to Finland. Passengers are allowed to transit through Helsinki Airport as long as they can verify acceptance at their final destination. Finavia strongly recommend that passengers use facemasks as they travel round airports in Finland, and Finnair have made the wearing of facemasks mandatory for passengers aged seven or over on their flights.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    27.06.2020
  • Finland Government scraps restrictions for leisure travelers from certain European countries from 13 July (Reuters, 23.06.2020)The travel restrictions and the quarantine rule will remain in place for travelers from neighboring Sweden.

    Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Beginning June 15, 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so. he Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    23.06.2020
  • Finland Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Beginning June 15, 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so. he Finnish authorities have declared a state of emergency, with legislation introducing 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 [https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic] for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted and restaurants, cafes and bars reopened on 1 June, subject to some restrictions.

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    16.06.2020
  • Finland Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Beginning June 15, 2020, the Government of Finland’s new border restrictions have gone into effect, which include allowing unrestricted travel between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Border traffic from other countries, including the United States, remains limited to essential traffic.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    15.06.2020
  • Finland Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Finland and their family members;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
    – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
    – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State;
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty;
    – necessary transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed;
    – effective 15 June 2020, passengers arriving from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania or Norway.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.
    From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    14.06.2020
  • Finland 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Finland. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Finland and their family members; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland; – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence; – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State; – passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State; – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals; – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary; – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area; – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and personnel of aid organizations in duty; – necessary transit and returns; – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons; – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons; – other necessary and justified traffic, e.g. imperative personal reasons, maintenance personnel of work which cannot be postponed. 2. Passengers allowed to enter Finland are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Under self-isolation, the person is allowed to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons. This does not apply to emergency medical service, rescue service and Border Guard and Customs personnel.

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. Groups that are allowed to cross the border: Entry is permitted for Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members and third country nationals with a Finnish residence permit. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Any foregin traveller wishing to leave Finland A number of groups are allowed to travel for work and other essential reasons, these include: employment or commission-related commuting, health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel; for a full list see the Finnish Border Guard’s website. Travellers arriving into the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days, during which travel is only permitted to the workplace, residence and essential movements. Air travel is suspended, however, Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Mariehamn airport still operate some approved international links. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least 1 June. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May. From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    27.05.2020
  • Finland

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. Groups that are allowed to cross the border: Entry is permitted for Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members and third country nationals with a Finnish residence permit. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Any foregin traveller wishing to leave Finland A number of groups are allowed to travel for work and other essential reasons, these include: employment or commission-related commuting, health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel; for a full list see the Finnish Border Guard’s website. Travellers arriving into the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days, during which travel is only permitted to the workplace, residence and essential movements. Air travel is suspended, however, Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Mariehamn airport still operate some approved international links. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least 1 June. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    21.05.2020
  • Finland

    International restrictions:

    All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. Groups that are allowed to cross the border: Entry is permitted for Finnish nationals and their family members, nationals of other EU and Schengen member countries who are residing in Finland with their family members and third country nationals with a Finnish residence permit. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Any foregin traveller wishing to leave Finland A number of groups are allowed to travel for work and other essential reasons, these include: employment or commission-related commuting, health care and emergency professionals, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers, commercial and transport personnel; for a full list see the Finnish Border Guard’s website. Travellers arriving into the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days, during which travel is only permitted to the workplace, residence and essential movements. Air travel is suspended, however, Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Mariehamn airport still operate some approved international links. Cargo traffic is not impacted by the restrictions. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Ferries to Estonia resumed on 14 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until at least 1 June. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border has partially resumed, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially reopen when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    19.05.2020
  • Finland All land, sea and air borders remain closed at least until 14 June. 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Finland. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Finland and their family members; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland; – nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – passengers with a British passport and their family members residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence; – residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, returning via Finland to their country of residence; – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals; – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary; – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area; – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions; – necessary (return) transit and returns; – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons; – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons; – other necessary and justified traffic. For example, other necessary traffic would be maintenance work, that requires maintenance team or a person arriving from another country and this work cannot be postponed. 2. Nationals and residents of Finland are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. 3. Effective from 14 May 2020, when arriving from another EU or Schengen Member State, the following passengers will be allowed to enter Finland: – passengers traveling for work or commission-related commuting; – passengers studying in Finland. Transit is allowed for EU and Schengen nationals, third country nationals residing in another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit. Travellers arriving into the country are advised to stay away from work, school or day-care for 14 days. All ferry services to Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Ferries to Estonia will resume on 14 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is on place until 1 June. Cross border workers: Essential travel to work and other necessary traffic will be allowed. Employees crossing the border must have a certificate from their employer stating that the work is essential. Roadblocks have been lifted to allow travel to/from the Uusimaa region. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border will partially resume, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen. From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially re-open when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    18.05.2020
  • Finland Government to lift some COVID-19 restrictions from 1 June (Reuters, 04.05.2020)
    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Finland.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Finland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland.
    This does not apply to passengers with a British passport residing in Finland, and their family members.
    – This does not apply to nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
    This does not apply to residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to:
    – healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    – transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    – workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
    – diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    – necessary (return) transit and returns;
    – passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    – persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
    – other necessary and justified traffic. For example, other necessary traffic would be maintenance work, that requires maintenance team or a person arriving from another country and this work cannot be postponed.
    2. Nationals and residents of Finland will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All ferry services to Estonia, Germany and Sweden are suspended and will remain so until at least 31 of May. Travellers arriving into the country are advised to stay away from work, school or day-care for 14 days.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is on place until 13 May. Cross border workers: Essential travel to work and other necessary traffic will be allowed. Employees crossing the border must have a certificate from their employer stating that the work is essential. Roadblocks have been lifted to allow travel to/from the Uusimaa region. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. All restaurants and bars will remain closed until 31 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities have announced a gradual three-phases plan to ease the restrictions: From 14 May, commuting traffic through the Schengen border will partially resume, under conditions to be reviewed before that date. Schools and outdoor recreational facilities will reopen.
    From 1 June, bars and restaurants will partially re-open when it is safe to do so. The ban on gatherings will be applied only to groups of more than 50 people. From 31 July, all public events are expected to resume if it is safe to do so.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Finnish Border Guards/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Re-open Europe/
    Inst of Health and Welfare/
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