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Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
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Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 18 March 2021.
– 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 Iceland or Vatican City (Holy See).
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, returning via Finland to their country of residence.
– This does not apply to passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
– More exemptions can be found at https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

Quarantine is possible
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen or PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival and self-isolations. The certificate must be in English. Details can be found at https://www.finentry.fi/en/ .
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical discharge of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection which occurred at most 6 months before arrival.

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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.
A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two COVID-19 tests, or that have positive test results.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required.
Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate: The EU Digital Covid Certficate (EUDCC) is recognised as proof of full vaccination or recovery. Travellers that are allowed to enter from high-risk areas with proof of a negative Covid-19 test, must also take a new Covid-19 test within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arrival in Finland. The Finnish government specifies entry conditions per country.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements:

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-19
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 7930260
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 20224
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 142.93
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 3645

THIS COUNTRY IS READY TO CONNECT TO THE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE GATEWAY
The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:
been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR test result valid for 180 days).
When travelling, holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

A 14-day period of self-isolation is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from high-incidence countries. Travellers can shorten their self-isolation period if they take two COVID-19 tests, and the results are negative. The tests are necessary even if you have received two doses of corona vaccine. You do not need to take a second test or avoid contact with others if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or when you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months.

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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

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  • Finland All unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers reaching the country from the Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, and several regions of Finland and Sweden will have to follow self-isolation rules since they have been placed on the red list, the Norwegian authorities have announced.

    Such a decision has been revealed today by the Ministry of Health and Care Services and will become fully effective on Monday, October 11, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    According to a press release issued by the same Ministry, except for the Faroe Islands and Luxembourg, the four regions of Finland and the two regions of Sweden that will fall under the red list are as follows:

    Finnish regions: Birkaland SVD, Helsinki and Uusimaa SVD, Central Finland SVD and Northern Ostrobothnia SVD
    Swedish regions: Västerbotten and Västmanland
    Nonetheless, to avoid confusion among travellers, the authorities have highlighted that those who are fully vaccinated, the ones that have recovered from the disease, and children under 18, are exempt from the self-isolation requirement, regardless of the country they are travelling from.

    “The entry quarantine only applies to travellers from red, dark red, purple and grey countries. Children and young people under the age of 18 are exempt from entry quarantine regardless of where they come from,” the statement of the Ministry reads.

    Additionally, it has been stated that all travellers who are required to follow quarantine rules can end their isolation period earlier if they present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no earlier than three days before arrival.

    Except for the countries and regions that have been newly placed on the list of COVID-19 highly affected countries, this list already includes the following:

    Red list: Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Croatia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria
    Dark red list: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia, and Great Britain
    In addition, the same Ministry has announced that four countries, three archipelagos, and three regions of Sweden will be part of the green list from Monday since the epidemiologic situation has significantly improved in these countries/regions.

    Consequently, as of Monday, the entry ban will no longer apply to the following:

    EU countries: Andorra, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Spain
    Archipelagos: Corsica, France, Crete, Sicily
    Regions of Sweden: Skåne, Västra Götaland and Östergötland

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    08.10.2021
  • Finland Vaccinated travellers’ COVID-19 certificates will be checked randomly at Helsinki’s Airport, as it created the “green line” in order to expedite the processing of travellers who have been fully immunized against the virus.

    Up to this point, COVID-19 certificates of travellers from other countries have been checked at Helsinki’s Airport upon departure, at check-in as well as upon their arrival.

    According to Mayor of Vantaa, Ritva Viljanen, such a line has been designed for fully vaccinated persons who make up nearly 90 per cent of all travellers, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Viljanen said that “the change was necessary to alleviate chaos at the airport,” stressing that “now there will no longer be huge queuing situations.”

    Last week, Finland’s airport operator Finavia stressed that while the number of passengers continues to increase, the comprehensive screening process would become very difficult.

    Finavia stressed that the passenger volumes are foreseen to double until the end of this year.

    “When the vaccination coverage in Finland is already at a good level, and the majority of newcomers are vaccinated, comprehensive screening activities are no longer justified from the point of view of epidemic management,” the former civil aviation authority pointed out in this regard, as reported by YLE.

    According to Finavia, the verification of COVID-19 documents is the responsibility of the travel operator while stressing that such documents are no longer routinely controlled at borders.

    Last week, Finland’s government announced that it decided to prolong entry restrictions for unvaccinated travellers until the end of this year.

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    28.09.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Finland uses three main border traffic classifications: Border traffic returned to normal, Restriction category 1, and Restriction category 2.

    The Finnish government lists the permitted travel per country as well as more general information. 

    Internal border control ended on 26 July 2021. This means that traffic from the EU and Schengen countries to Finland is allowed without restrictions. The EU restrictions on external border traffic will continue to be in force for several countries until 22 August 2021. The following are permitted grounds for travelling:

    • A full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine taken prior to arrival in Finland with the last vaccine taken at least 14 days prior to entry. See the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s list of approved vaccines
    • For citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries, proof of recovery from COVID-19 less than six months prior to entry.
    • Return travel to Finland. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Return travel to or through other EU and Schengen countries. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Essential reasons will be assessed on a case-by-case basis based on the information gathered during the border check. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Special groups (such as representatives of culture, sports and business life).

    When you arrive in Finland from a low-risk country, you will not need to participate in the health security procedures in place at the point of entry.

    No certificate or COVID-19 test is required for persons arriving in Finland from the following countries our municipalities as of August 9th: Albania, Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, China, Poland, Romania, New Zealand and the Vatican, and the Norwegian municipalities of Storfjord, Kåfjord, Nordreisa, Kautokeino, Karasjok, Tana, Nesseby and Sør-Varanger. This also applies to the special administrative regions of China Hong Kong and Macao. Under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one member state, travel restrictions for Taiwan are also eased.

    The Government has approved an amendment to the decree allowing entry into Finland without the health security measures laid down in the Communicable Diseases Act. The amendment to the decree will enter into force on 23 August 2021. More information here.

    Restrictions on entry will be reinstated for residents of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada in traffic arriving in Finland from these countries. If a person arriving from these countries has not received a full vaccine course, the accepted reasons for entry are return travel to Finland, return travel to other EU or Schengen countries, transit on regular, scheduled flights at an airport or other essential travel.

    When you arrive in Finland from any country or municipality other than those listed above, you will be subject to the health security measures applied to all persons entering from high-risk countries. See the figure “Health security measures for people arriving to Finland from high-risk countries”

    More detailed information on entry into the country is available on the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s website under the heading ‘Health security measures on entry into the country’

    You can also check the health security restrictions in place using the Finentry and Laplandentry services.

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two COVID-19 tests, or that have positive test results.

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
    Q&As about travel and coronavirus
    Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic (raja.fi)
    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

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

    You can see transit requirements for travelling via Finland here.

    You can also see the current travel requirements for travelling via Finland from the Finnish Border Guard’s website.

    *From Third Countries:

    The EU restrictions on external border traffic will continue to be in force for several countries until 22 August 2021.

    These restrictions are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

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    13.09.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Finland uses three main border traffic classifications: Border traffic returned to normal, Restriction category 1, and Restriction category 2.

    The Finnish government lists the permitted travel per country as well as more general information. 

    Internal border control ended on 26 July 2021. This means that traffic from the EU and Schengen countries to Finland is allowed without restrictions. The EU restrictions on external border traffic will continue to be in force for several countries until 22 August 2021. The following are permitted grounds for travelling:

    • A full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine taken prior to arrival in Finland with the last vaccine taken at least 14 days prior to entry. See the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s list of approved vaccines
    • For citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries, proof of recovery from COVID-19 less than six months prior to entry.
    • Return travel to Finland. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Return travel to or through other EU and Schengen countries. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Essential reasons will be assessed on a case-by-case basis based on the information gathered during the border check. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Special groups (such as representatives of culture, sports and business life).

    When you arrive in Finland from a low-risk country, you will not need to participate in the health security procedures in place at the point of entry.

    No certificate or COVID-19 test is required for persons arriving in Finland from the following countries our municipalities as of August 9th: Albania, Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, China, Poland, Romania, New Zealand and the Vatican, and the Norwegian municipalities of Storfjord, Kåfjord, Nordreisa, Kautokeino, Karasjok, Tana, Nesseby and Sør-Varanger. This also applies to the special administrative regions of China Hong Kong and Macao. Under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one member state, travel restrictions for Taiwan are also eased.

    The Government has approved an amendment to the decree allowing entry into Finland without the health security measures laid down in the Communicable Diseases Act. The amendment to the decree will enter into force on 23 August 2021. More information here.

    Restrictions on entry will be reinstated for residents of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada in traffic arriving in Finland from these countries. If a person arriving from these countries has not received a full vaccine course, the accepted reasons for entry are return travel to Finland, return travel to other EU or Schengen countries, transit on regular, scheduled flights at an airport or other essential travel.

    When you arrive in Finland from any country or municipality other than those listed above, you will be subject to the health security measures applied to all persons entering from high-risk countries. See the figure “Health security measures for people arriving to Finland from high-risk countries”

    More detailed information on entry into the country is available on the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s website under the heading ‘Health security measures on entry into the country’

    You can also check the health security restrictions in place using the Finentry and Laplandentry services.

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two COVID-19 tests, or that have positive test results.

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
    Q&As about travel and coronavirus
    Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic (raja.fi)
    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

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

    You can see transit requirements for travelling via Finland here.

    You can also see the current travel requirements for travelling via Finland from the Finnish Border Guard’s website.

    *From Third Countries:

    The EU restrictions on external border traffic will continue to be in force for several countries until 22 August 2021.

    These restrictions are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

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    20.08.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Finland uses three main border traffic classifications: Border traffic returned to normal, Restriction category 1, and Restriction category 2.

    The Finnish government lists the permitted travel per country as well as more general information. 

    Internal border control ended on 26 July 2021. This means that traffic from the EU and Schengen countries to Finland is allowed without restrictions. The EU restrictions on external border traffic will continue to be in force for several countries until 22 August 2021. The following are permitted grounds for travelling:

    • A full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine taken prior to arrival in Finland with the last vaccine taken at least 14 days prior to entry. See the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s list of approved vaccines
    • For citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries, proof of recovery from COVID-19 less than six months prior to entry.
    • Return travel to Finland. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Return travel to or through other EU and Schengen countries. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Essential reasons will be assessed on a case-by-case basis based on the information gathered during the border check. See ‘4. Restriction category 2’ on the Border Guard website
    • Special groups (such as representatives of culture, sports and business life).

    When you arrive in Finland from a low-risk country, you will not need to participate in the health security procedures in place at the point of entry.

    No certificate or COVID-19 test is required for persons arriving in Finland from the following countries, territories or municipalities: Australia, Iceland, Israel, China, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, New Zealand and the Vatican, and the Norwegian municipalities of Storfjord, Kåfjord, Nordreisa, Kautokeino, Karasjok, Tana, Nesseby and Sør-Varanger. This also applies to the special administrative regions of China Hong Kong and Macao. Under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one member state, travel restrictions for Taiwan are also eased.

    When you arrive in Finland from any country or municipality other than those listed above, you will be subject to the health security measures applied to all persons entering from high-risk countries. See the figure “Health security measures for people arriving to Finland from high-risk countries”

    More detailed information on entry into the country is available on the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s website under the heading ‘Health security measures on entry into the country’

    You can also check the health security restrictions in place using the Finentry and Laplandentry services.

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two COVID-19 tests, or that have positive test results.

     

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
    Q&As about travel and coronavirus
    Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic (raja.fi)
    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

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

    You can see transit requirements for travelling via Finland here.

    You can also see the current travel requirements for travelling via Finland from the Finnish Border Guard’s website.

    *From Third Countries:

    The EU restrictions on external border traffic will continue to be in force for several countries until 22 August 2021.

    These restrictions are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

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    02.08.2021
  • Finland Finland officially opened its borders today, July 26, for vaccinated travellers worldwide, the authorities announced.

    The country has been isolated from the world for the last 17 months, with an attempt to reopen borders on July 12, but due to Coronavirus variants, the country decided not to. As a result, during these 17 months, travellers were permitted to enter only if an essential entry purpose was provided and had to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Travellers must present a Vaccination Passport upon arrival, indicating the holder received their final vaccine 14 days before reaching Finland. So far, the country has approved the following COVID-19 vaccines for entry:

    Moderna
    Pfizer
    AstraZeneca
    Johnson & Johnson
    CoronaVac
    Sinopharm
    However, travellers who cannot provide vaccination evidence, recovery certificate, or COVID-19 test taken before travelling won’t be allowed to enter the country. For travellers who provide a test certificate, they are obliged to get tested again on the third or fifth day upon arrival, same as those who received only the first shot of the vaccine 14 days before travelling.

    The Finnish authorities continue advising Finnish citizens and residents to not travel to Brazil, South Africa and India, due to high rates of Coronavirus variants detected in these countries. Moreover, travellers arriving from Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Turkey remain under travel ban until August 22.

    The country has abolished internal border traffic with all Schengen Area, as the following list indicates:

    Austria
    Belgium
    The Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Italy
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    The Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Countries outside Schengen Zone, as well as several third countries travellers, will also be permitted to Finland, as the list below presents:

    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Ireland
    Romania
    Andorra
    Monaco
    San Marino
    The Vatican City State
    Third countries travellers to enter the country are:

    Azerbaijan
    Albania
    Australia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Brunei
    Hong Kong
    Japan
    Canada
    Kosovo
    Macau
    Moldova
    New Zealand
    North Macedonia
    Serbia
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Taiwan
    Australia
    Iceland
    Israel
    China
    Singapore
    New Zealand

    Read more
    29.07.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Finland uses three main border traffic classifications: Border traffic returned to normal, Restriction category 1, and Restriction category 2.

    The Finnish government lists the permitted travel per country

    From 12 July to 25 July 2021, fully vaccinated travellers and travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 from EU and Schengen associated countries can enter the country. Until 25 July, leisure travel to Finland is possible for travellers from EU and Schengen countries as well as Andorra, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus, and Monaco who meet the following health requirements:

    • The person can present a certificate of having received the full series of Covid-19 vaccination 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement. 
    • The person can present a certificate showing that they have had the COVID-19 disease and have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot at least a week prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement.
    • The person can present a certificate of having recovered from the Covid-19 disease under 6 months prior to arriving in Finland. The person must have fully recovered and present no symptoms. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement.
    • The person has received one Covid-19 vaccine shot no less than 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. In this case, the person must take a Covid-19 test within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arriving in Finland. It is recommended to avoid contact with others and remain at home or in the place of accommodation until receiving confirmation of a negative test result.
    • The person can present a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test taken before entering Finland. In this case, the person must also take a new Covid-19 test within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arriving in Finland. It is recommended to avoid contact with others and remain at home or in the place of accommodation until receiving confirmation of a negative test result.
    • Children born in 2005 or thereafter are not required to take part in a health examination or a COVID-19 test.
    • Everyone else must have a Covid-19 -test taken both upon arrival in the country and within 3-5 days after arrival. Avoid contacts with other people, while they are waiting for the test results.

    Certification needs to be in either English, Finnish, or Swedish. In the Sámi area, the certificate may also be in a Sámi language. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

    If a person arriving in Finland does not have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from COVID-19, a negative test result or a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine received at least 14 days prior to arrival in Finland, they must be tested for COVID-19 as soon as they arrive in Finland and a second time 3–5 days after arrival.

    Neglecting to undergo the required COVID-19 tests is a punishable offense.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries will be tested for coronavirus infection. An appointment for a Covid-19 test in advance can be made by using the FINENTRY service

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries should also take a second Covid-19 test 72 hours after arrival. Until you have received confirmation that your second test is negative, you should avoid contact with others and stay home, or at your place of accommodation.

    You do not need to take a second test or avoid contact with others if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or when you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months.

    Children born in or after 2005 are exempt from testing and health examination.

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two Covid-19 tests, or that have positive test results. 

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

    People may enter Finland from third countries on the EU’s green list if the incidence of COVID-19 in the country in question is below the threshold set by the Finnish government.

    • Until 25 July, residents of countries and regions where the Covid-19 incidence level is less than 25 cases per 100 000 inhabitants can travel to Finland for leisure. The countries included are: Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Iceland, the Vatican, Bulgaria, Romania, San Marino, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Israel, Brunei, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand. The easing of travel restrictions also includes the special administrative regions of China Hong Kong and Macao. And under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one member state, travel restrictions for Taiwan are also eased.

    There is no mandatory testing for residents from the above mentioned countries on arrival in Finland.

    Entry restrictions from third countries are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

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

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

    Read more
    16.07.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Finland uses three main border traffic classifications: Border traffic returned to normal, Restriction category 1, and Restriction category 2.

    From 12 July to 25 July 2021, fully vaccinated travellers and travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 from EU and Schengen associated countries can enter the country. Until 25 July, leisure travel to Finland is possible for travellers from EU and Schengen countries as well as Andorra, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus, and Monaco who meet the following health requirements:

    • The person can present a certificate of having received the full series of Covid-19 vaccination 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement. 
    • The person can present a certificate showing that they have had the COVID-19 disease and have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot at least a week prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement.
    • The person can present a certificate of having recovered from the Covid-19 disease under 6 months prior to arriving in Finland. The person must have fully recovered and present no symptoms. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement.
    • The person has received one Covid-19 vaccine shot no less than 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. In this case, the person must take a Covid-19 test within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arriving in Finland. It is recommended to avoid contact with others and remain at home or in the place of accommodation until receiving confirmation of a negative test result.
    • The person can present a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test taken before entering Finland. In this case, the person must also take a new Covid-19 test within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arriving in Finland. It is recommended to avoid contact with others and remain at home or in the place of accommodation until receiving confirmation of a negative test result.
    • Children born in 2005 or thereafter are not required to take part in a health examination or a COVID-19 test.
    • Everyone else must have a Covid-19 -test taken both upon arrival in the country and within 3-5 days after arrival. Avoid contacts with other people, while they are waiting for the test results.

    Certification needs to be in either English, Finnish, or Swedish. In the Sámi area, the certificate may also be in a Sámi language. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

    If a person arriving in Finland does not have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from COVID-19, a negative test result or a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine received at least 14 days prior to arrival in Finland, they must be tested for COVID-19 as soon as they arrive in Finland and a second time 3–5 days after arrival.

    Neglecting to undergo the required COVID-19 tests is a punishable offense.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries will be tested for coronavirus infection. An appointment for a Covid-19 test in advance can be made by using the FINENTRY service

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries should also take a second Covid-19 test 72 hours after arrival. Until you have received confirmation that your second test is negative, you should avoid contact with others and stay home, or at your place of accommodation.

    You do not need to take a second test or avoid contact with others if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or when you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months.

    For more information on health checks, time limits, high-risk countries and quarantine requirements, please visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: Travel and the coronavirus pandemicOpens in a new tab.

    Children born in or after 2005 are exempt from testing and health examination. 

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two Covid-19 tests, or that have positive test results. 

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

    People may enter Finland from third countries on the EU’s green list if the incidence of COVID-19 in the country in question is below the threshold set by the Finnish government.

    • Until 25 July, residents of countries and regions where the Covid-19 incidence level is less than 25 cases per 100 000 inhabitants can travel to Finland for leisure. The countries included are: Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Iceland, the Vatican, Bulgaria, Romania, San Marino, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Israel, Brunei, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand. The easing of travel restrictions also includes the special administrative regions of China Hong Kong and Macao. And under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one member state, travel restrictions for Taiwan are also eased.

    There is no mandatory testing for residents from the above mentioned countries on arrival in Finland.

    Entry restrictions from third countries are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

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

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

    Read more
    14.07.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Finland uses three main border traffic classifications: Border traffic returned to normal, Restriction category 1, and Restriction category 2.

    From 12 July to 25 July 2021, fully vaccinated travellers and travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 from EU and Schengen associated countries can enter the country. Until 25 July, leisure travel to Finland is possible for travellers from EU and Schengen countries as well as Andorra, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus, and Monaco who meet the following health requirements:

    • The person can present a certificate of having received the full series of Covid-19 vaccination 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement. 
    • The person can present a certificate showing that they have had the COVID-19 disease and have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot at least a week prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement.
    • The person can present a certificate of having recovered from the Covid-19 disease under 6 months prior to arriving in Finland. The person must have fully recovered and present no symptoms. There is no mandatory test for people who meet this requirement.
    • The person has received one Covid-19 vaccine shot no less than 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. In this case, the person must take a Covid-19 test within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arriving in Finland. It is recommended to avoid contact with others and remain at home or in the place of accommodation until receiving confirmation of a negative test result.
    • The person can present a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test taken before entering Finland. In this case, the person must also take a new Covid-19 test within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arriving in Finland. It is recommended to avoid contact with others and remain at home or in the place of accommodation until receiving confirmation of a negative test result.
    • Children born in 2005 or thereafter are not required to take part in a health examination or a COVID-19 test.
    • Everyone else must have a Covid-19 -test taken both upon arrival in the country and within 3-5 days after arrival. Avoid contacts with other people, while they are waiting for the test results.

    Certification needs to be in either English, Finnish, or Swedish. In the Sámi area, the certificate may also be in a Sámi language. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

    If a person arriving in Finland does not have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from COVID-19, a negative test result or a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine received at least 14 days prior to arrival in Finland, they must be tested for COVID-19 as soon as they arrive in Finland and a second time 3–5 days after arrival.

    Neglecting to undergo the required COVID-19 tests is a punishable offense.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries will be tested for coronavirus infection. An appointment for a Covid-19 test in advance can be made by using the FINENTRY service

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries should also take a second Covid-19 test 72 hours after arrival. Until you have received confirmation that your second test is negative, you should avoid contact with others and stay home, or at your place of accommodation.

    You do not need to take a second test or avoid contact with others if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or when you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months.

    For more information on health checks, time limits, high-risk countries and quarantine requirements, please visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: Travel and the coronavirus pandemicOpens in a new tab.

    Children born in or after 2005 are exempt from testing and health examination. 

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two Covid-19 tests, or that have positive test results. 

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

    People may enter Finland from third countries on the EU’s green list if the incidence of COVID-19 in the country in question is below the threshold set by the Finnish government.

    • Until 25 July, residents of countries and regions where the Covid-19 incidence level is less than 25 cases per 100 000 inhabitants can travel to Finland for leisure. The countries included are: Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Iceland, the Vatican, Bulgaria, Romania, San Marino, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Israel, Brunei, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand. The easing of travel restrictions also includes the special administrative regions of China Hong Kong and Macao. And under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one member state, travel restrictions for Taiwan are also eased.

    There is no mandatory testing for residents from the above mentioned countries on arrival in Finland.

    Entry restrictions from third countries are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

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

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

    Read more
    12.07.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers from high-risk countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    A second test has to be taken no earlier than on day 6 after the first test taken abroad. A person is released from the 10-day isolation obligation if the results of both tests are negative.

    Those who have not taken the test up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia can take the first test in Estonia immediately after arriving in the country, and the second test no earlier than 6 days after the first test.

    An updated list of risk countries is published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs every Friday and comes into force on Monday of the following week.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    The testing requirement does not apply to persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last six months, or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months and who have been declared healthy by a doctor.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers from high-risk countries must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.
    As an alternative, they can submit to a double testing procedure.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 6 days after the first test. If the result of both tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    The 10-day isolation requirement does not apply to persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last six months, or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months and who have been declared healthy by a doctor.

     

    Find out more:
    Information on countries and restriction on freedom of movement requirements for passengers
    Exemptions from restrictions for people who have recovered from and been vaccinated against COVID-19 | (kriis.ee)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to Estonia from outside the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Schengen area is possible for non-vaccinated people, including for tourism, only from the countries listed in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU.

    An updated list of countries for which entry to Estonia is subject to limitations is available on the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

    A 10-days restrictions on movement period is mandatory for passengers arriving from a country on the list with an infection rate above 75 cases per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

    When arriving from third countries that are not listed in Annex I, a mandatory 10-day restrictions on movement period always applies.

    Citizens of third countries arriving in Estonia for the purpose of work or studying at an educational institution in Estonia, from a third country not included in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union, are also subject to a coronavirus test immediately after arriving in Estonia, and a second test no earlier than 6 days after the first test.

    The 10-day self-isolation may be ended earlier by taking a PCR test abroad (no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in Estonia), followed by a second test taken in Estonia no earlier than 6 days after the first test. The 10-day restrictions on movement period can be concluded earlier if both tests are negative. Travellers without a pre-departure test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival can take a test immediately after their arrival, and the second test no earlier than 6 days after the first test. The 10-day self-isolation can be concluded earlier if both tests are negative.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempted from testing.

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

    Read more
    07.07.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Finland uses three main border traffic classifications: Border traffic returned to normal, Restriction category 1, and Restriction category 2. 

    Next to normalised border traffic, leisure travel from EU and Schengen associated countries to Finland is allowed if:

    • The person can present a certificate of having received the full series of Covid-19 vaccination 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. 
    • The person can present a certificate showing that they have experienced Covid-19 infection, AND have received at least one Covid-19 vaccination more than a week prior to arriving in Finland. 
    • The person can present a certificate of having had Covid-19 infection less than 6 months prior to arriving in Finland.

    Certification needs to be in either English, Finnish, or Swedish. In the Sámi area, the certificate may also be in a Sámi language. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries will be tested for coronavirus infection. An appointment for a Covid-19 test in advance can be made by using the FINENTRY service

    People arriving in Finland from risk countries should also take a second Covid-19 test 72 hours after arrival. Until you have received confirmation that your second test is negative, you should avoid contact with others and stay home, or at your place of accommodation.

    You do not need to take a second test or avoid contact with others if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or when you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months.

    For more information on health checks, time limits, high-risk countries and quarantine requirements, please visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: Travel and the coronavirus pandemicOpens in a new tab.

    Children born in or after 2005 are exempt from testing and health examination. 

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 14-day period of self-isolation is required for travellers arriving in Finland from high-risk countries that do not take the two Covid-19 tests, or that have positive test results. 

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Entry restrictions from third countries are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    06.07.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends intra-EU border controls until 11 July, eases travel restrictions from 21 June (Xinhua, 17.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Entry restrictions from third countries are detailed on the website of the Finnish Government.

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Finland 1. Until 11 July 2021, 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; – partners of nationals or residents of Finland; – passengers arriving from Iceland, Malta or Vatican City (Holy See); – passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria,
    Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco,
    Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland with: – a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
    vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival; or – a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first dose of the vaccine and a positive COVID-19 test result
    issued at most 6 months before arrival; or – a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The passenger must have tested positive at least 2 weeks and at most 6 months before arrival; –
    residents of Australia, Israel, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda and Singapore, when arriving on a direct flight from Australia, Israel, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda or
    Singapore; – nationals and residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.),
    Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and
    their family members, returning to their country of residence via Finland; – British nationals and their family members residing in Finland; – passengers studying in Finland, if
    arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia,
    Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; – military
    personnel; – more exemptions can be found at https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

    2. Passengers without a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and self-isolation. The
    test result must be in English. Details can be found at https://www.finentry.fi/en/ This does not apply to passengers with: – a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they
    were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival; or – a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first dose of the vaccine and a positive COVID-19 test
    result issued at most 6 months before arrival; or – a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The passenger must have tested positive at least 2 weeks and at most 6 months before arrival.

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    22.06.2021
  • Finland Finland’s government has decided to extend the entry restrictions imposed to halt the further spread of COVID-19 until June 27.

    However, Malta’s citizens will not be subject to such measures as Finnish authorities have removed internal border controls between both countries, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Besides Malta and Iceland, all other Schengen Zone countries will be subject to entry restrictions, according to a statement published by Finland’s Ministry of the Interior.

    The EU’s borderless area’s countries affected by Finnish authorities latest decision are Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia as well as non-EU countries Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

    In addition, the announcement of the Ministry of Interior reveals that, on June 7, some changes will be applied to restrictions regarding the opening hours of specific border crossing points in Lapland on the western border and the eastern border of the country.

    External border controls continue to remain effective. However, entry restrictions do not affect the Vatican City State, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Israel, New Zealand, and Rwanda, as these countries have recently reported few COVID-19 infection cases.

    Read more
    07.06.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish borders will not open in June for travelers from other EU countries as previously planned (Schengen Visa Info, 18.05.2021). Government prolongs existing entry restrictions until 25 May (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    19.05.2021
  • Finland Latest News: French authorities to start applying COVID-19 traffic light system for travelers by the end of May (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). Government prolongs existing entry restrictions until 25 May (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021). Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    18.05.2021
  • Finland Entry requirements when arriving from England
    If you are travelling from England to another country you are required to fill in a Travel declaration form to declare the reason for your travel. Other areas of the UK are not included at this stage. Please download the form here and be prepared to show proof of the completed declaration either from your electronic device or as a printed copy, when departing the country.

    This requirement applies to all customers over 18 years old. Please read more about the requirements here.

    PERSONAL ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH FINENTRY SERVICE
    Via the digital FINENTRY service you can see your personal entry instructions regarding for example possible quarantine or coronavirus testing requirements. You are asked to fill in some personal details and information about your journey and based on this information the service gives you guidance about entry to Finland. FINENTRY service aims to make it easier to travel to Finland during the coronavirus pandemic.

    HEALTH CHECK AND THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING FOR ARRIVING CUSTOMERS AT HELSINKI AIRPORT
    The Finnish health authority has decided that customers arriving to Finland from restricted countries will be directed to a mandatory health check and a possible coronavirus testing as part of it upon arrival at Helsinki Airport.

    Health Check upon arrival
    The health check requirement applies also to you, even if you have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test, a doctor’s certificate stating that you have had the coronavirus, within the past 6 months, a coronavirus vaccination certificate or if you continue from an international flight to a domestic flight – please let the airport staff know, if your connection time is short.

    In connection with the health check, you are required to fill in a questionnaire providing your personal information. To smoothen the arrival health check process at Helsinki Airport, we recommend you print the questionnaire and fill it in already prior to boarding your flight to Finland. You can read more about the health check and print the questionnaire here. If you haven’t been able to fill in the questionnaire in advance, you may still do it during the flight as our cabin crew can hand out this form to you.

    Coronavirus testing upon arrival
    It is good to know that you are required to have a coronavirus testing upon arrival if you have a coronavirus vaccination certificate. You are not required to wait for the test result at the airport. You will be informed about the results afterwards.

    You are not required to go through the test upon arrival if you have one of the following:

    A transfer flight from an international flight to another international flight.
    A negative coronavirus PCR or antigen test taken less than 72 hours before arrival in Finland.
    A doctor’s certificate that you’ve had the coronavirus disease within the last 6 months.
    Unaccompanied minors will not be directed to the testing.
    Self-quarantine after arrival to Finland
    After arrival to Finland from a risk country, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. You can shorten the self-quarantine period by taking a second test earliest 72 hours after arrival. For more information, see here.

    You’ll find more information about arriving in Finland and related health and safety measures here.

    RECOMMENDATION FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO FINLAND
    If you are not a national or resident of Finland, we recommend that you carry supporting documents with you to substantiate that you fulfill the current restricted entry conditions. If you are not able to show any of the below mentioned supporting documentation, our check-in agents will need to call the Finnish Border Guard before you can be accepted on the flight to ensure that you will be granted entry to Finland. It is possible that the agent will not be given authorization to accept you for travel, if there is any uncertainty as to whether you fulfill the allowed entry conditions.

    If you are an EU/Schengen national and you are entitled to enter Finland on the basis of visiting your spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, co-habitant/common-law-spouse or romantic partner (with whom you are in an established relationship) who reside in Finland, we recommend that you carry with you an email invitation from the family-member/partner and a copy of the that person’s passport/ID. If he/she is not a national of Finland, also a copy of a document that shows he/she resides in Finland (e.g. a copy of his/her residence permit, Finnish social security KELA-card or an extract from the Civil registry that shows his/her residential address in Finland). The invitation email should also include the phone number of the person you are visiting.
    If you are not an EU/Schengen national, you are only allowed to enter for essential family reasons, like the birth of your own child, own wedding, close family member being seriously ill etc. Also if you are a family member of Finnish expatriate living in another country are allowed to enter Finland. You may need to show some form of proof of this essential reason to be allowed entry. You can contact HEL Border Guard in advance to enquire what would be the best way for you to prove your essential family reason. The contact information for the Border Guard can be found on their website Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic.
    For essential work-related travel, you need to have a copy of a Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland – form, completed and signed by your employer, where the work-related entry reason is justified. This applies both to EU/Schengen nationals and third country nationals travelling to Finland for work that is deemed essential and that cannot be postponed. If you arrive in Finland as a member of an international media squad or you are travelling via the airport due to regular scheduled traffic your work is defined as an essential. A comprehensive list of essential work related travel, that is currently allowed, can be found on the Finnish Border Guard’s website. The form your employer needs to complete can also be found on the same website.

    Read more
    17.05.2021
  • Finland Latest News: French authorities to start applying COVID-19 traffic light system for travelers by the end of May (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). Government prolongs existing entry restrictions until 25 May (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021). Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    14.05.2021
  • Finland Latest News: French authorities to start applying COVID-19 traffic light system for travelers by the end of May (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). Government prolongs existing entry restrictions until 25 May (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021). Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with some restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the
    THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible.
    For further details visit the
    THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details
    before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the
    Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    12.05.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government prolongs existing entry restrictions until 25 May (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021). Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with some restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the
    THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible.
    For further details visit the
    THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details
    before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the
    Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government prolongs existing entry restrictions until 25 May (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021). Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with some restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the
    THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible.
    For further details visit the
    THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details
    before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the
    Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with some restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the
    THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible.
    For further details visit the
    THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details
    before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the
    Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, with some restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the
    THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible.
    For further details visit the
    THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details
    before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the
    Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    14.04.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    07.04.2021
  • Finland The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided to open a Visa Application Centre in Minsk for all Belarusian citizens wishing to apply for seasonal work in Finland.

    The appointments should be booked in advance, and the visa application form must be submitted in person by visiting the Visa Application Centre, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The applications will be received during three days of the week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 9 am to 4 pm.

    Commenting on the new decision, the Ministry recalled the fact that Finland is represented by Estonia in Minsk regarding the Schengen visa application matters. Therefore, all interested in submitting a visa application, other than for seasonal work, should follow the Embassy’s guidelines in Estonia.

    As per visa application procedures for seasonal work in Finland, the Finnish Immigration Service has published the conditions for people wanting to apply after the country has kept its borders shut for such workers for more than a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Immigration Service explained in a press release that seasonal work could only be done during specific seasons and cannot last longer than nine months.

    “The types of seasonal work to which the Seasonal Workers Act is applied include agricultural and garden work, forestry and work in the tourism sector,” the Immigration Service’s press release reads.

    For the job to be considered seasonal, it shall be supported by an employment contract between the seasonal worker and the Finnish employer.

    The category of people that do not need a seasonal work permit includes:

    Persons going to Finland to pick forest berries whose work will not last longer than three months.
    Citizens of a European Union country or citizens of Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. Citizens of these countries are allowed to work without a residence permit. However, they must apply for the right of residence if they wish to stay in the country for longer than three months.
    On the other hand, persons who work as freelancers, and cannot provide an employment contract from a company based in Finland, are not eligible to apply for a seasonal work permit.

    The Immigration Service pointed out that the seasonal work duration is directly related to the permit that an individual needs to apply for. All persons entering Finland to work for less than three months must obtain a visa by applying at the Finnish Embassy, Consulate, or Visa Application Centre in their home country, representing Finland in terms of visa issuance.

    Read more
    06.04.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government extends entry restrictions until 30 April (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    02.04.2021
  • Finland The Finnish Government has decided to extend the country’s entry restrictions until April 30, 2021, due to the COVID-19 situation that continues to prevail. The new decision will be effective from April 1.

    Prior to this decision, during the second week of March, Finland extended the country’s entry restrictions against all Schengen Area countries until April 17, 2021.

    Commenting on the newly agreed decision, Finland’s Ministry of Interior said that in order to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus variants, internal border controls and restrictions on external border traffic must remain in place.

    Except for the internal and external border restrictions, the Ministry informed that restrictions will be imposed on the working hours of specific border crossing points as well, including the western and eastern border crossing points in Lapland.

    The open border crossing points are currently available only for Finnish residents returning to the country, as well as for other EU citizens travelling for essential purposes only. Additionally, cruise ships are permitted to enter the port without passengers landing in Finland, the Ministry explained.

    “Finland will also continue to provide neighbourhood assistance to Estonia. In accordance with the current operating model, the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard has informed passengers about the conditions for entry into the Port of Tallinn from September 2020. The aim is that passengers would not have to be turned at the Finnish border,” the Ministry’s press release reads.

    On the other hand, Finland has restricted all traffic from other Schengen Area countries except for Iceland. The Schengen countries restricted from entering Finland include Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Poland, France, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Estonia, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

    The restrictions on external border traffic have remained unchanged. They have already been lifted for Australia, Vatican City, South Korea, Singapore, Rwanda, Thailand, and New Zealand due to the low infection rate in these countries,

    The Finnish Government also pointed out that all Finnish residents have the right to return to the country and leave the country at any time unless any specific law restricts them. However, the Government recommends that all persons avoid non-essential travel to any country abroad, except for those that have already lifted their entry restrictions and where COVID-19 infection rates are lower.

    The Border Guard has announced that all travellers wishing to cross the border can get further information regarding cross-border traffic by calling or emailing them. The service is available in Finnish, English, and Swedish. Additionally, the Finnish Border Guard (RAJA) has published exceptions to opening hours of border crossing points.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Finland adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Finland are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. From 29 March, this will include the right to order a compulsory health examination, which could include a COVID-19 test, on arrival.
    Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase.
    Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website.
    The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase. Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase. Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase. Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. The Finnish authorities recommend the use of face masks when travelling on public transport and in other situations where maintaining safe distances is not possible. For further details visit the THL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants because of COVID-19 (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See theFinnish Border Guard website for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions came into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase. Visit theTHL website for details of which phase areas are in. 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 theTHL website. The wearing of facemasks on trains and on other public transport in some areas (including Helsinki) is now compulsory. Please checkdetails before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check theHelsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions. The coronavirus situation around Finland can vary widely, so local advice should be followed.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government declares state of emergency as it prepares to close bars and restaurants because of COVID-19 (Bloombrg, 01.03.2021). Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. Travel around Finland is still permitted, but more stringent restrictions are due to come into force on 8 March 2021, including the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars in areas where the epidemic is in the ‘acceleration’ or ‘community transmission’ phase. Visit the THL website for details of which phase areas are in. 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check theHelsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website
    for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government orders closure of bars and restaurants 8-22 March because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Yle Uutiset News, 25.02.2021). Finnish government closes border to arrivals from European countries until 25 February because of COVID-19 variants (Local, 27.01.2021). Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website
    for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government closes border to arrivals from European countries until 25 February because of COVID-19 variants (Local, 27.01.2021). Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the
    Finnish Border Guard website for more details. 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website
    for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    16.02.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government closes border to arrivals from European countries until 25 February because of COVID-19 variants (Local, 27.01.2021). Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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


    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
    Q&As about travel and coronavirus
    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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check theHelsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government closes border to arrivals from European countries until 25 February because of COVID-19 variants (Local, 27.01.2021). Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    countries are divided into three categories:

    • “Green”: the risk of infection in countries in this category is not significantly greater than in Finland. The incidence of COVID-19 is below the threshold set by the Finnish Government, i.e. no more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Red”: in this category, the risk of infection is higher than in Finland, or the risk cannot be reliably assessed. COVID-19 incidence is over 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Grey”: this category comprises countries subject to EU external border restrictions. Avoid non-essential travel to these countries.

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

    People living in Sweden and Estonia, who are working in Finland, are not subject to the requirement of self-isolation or testing. Similarly, day-to-day travel across Finland’s land borders with Sweden and Norway is permitted for residents of border communities, without a self-isolation period or testing.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    It is recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 10-day quarantine is recommended for people arriving in Finland from “red” and “grey” countries.

     

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, a transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but in exceptional cases, a person may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport especially if the waiting time at the airport would be too lengthy (for example, resulting from a cancelled connecting flight). Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Travel from the United Kingdom is restricted from 12:00 on Monday 21 December until Monday 4 January. Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. if you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

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    External border traffic is permitted for traffic between Finland and Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Restrictions on entry will also be lifted for residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, provided that the reciprocity principle is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

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

    Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See theFinnish 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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check theHelsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

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    09.02.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government closes border to arrivals from European countries until 25 February because of COVID-19 variants (Local, 27.01.2021). Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021).

    *From within the EU: **From within the EU:

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

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

    countries are divided into three categories:

    • “Green”: the risk of infection in countries in this category is not significantly greater than in Finland. The incidence of COVID-19 is below the threshold set by the Finnish Government, i.e. no more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Red”: in this category, the risk of infection is higher than in Finland, or the risk cannot be reliably assessed. COVID-19 incidence is over 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Grey”: this category comprises countries subject to EU external border restrictions. Avoid non-essential travel to these countries.

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

    People living in Sweden and Estonia, who are working in Finland, are not subject to the requirement of self-isolation or testing. Similarly, day-to-day travel across Finland’s land borders with Sweden and Norway is permitted for residents of border communities, without a self-isolation period or testing.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    It is recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 10-day quarantine is recommended for people arriving in Finland from “red” and “grey” countries.

     

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, a transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but in exceptional cases, a person may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport especially if the waiting time at the airport would be too lengthy (for example, resulting from a cancelled connecting flight). Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Travel from the United Kingdom is restricted from 12:00 on Monday 21 December until Monday 4 January. Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. if you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    External border traffic is permitted for traffic between Finland and Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Restrictions on entry will also be lifted for residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, provided that the reciprocity principle is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

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

    Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See theFinnish 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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check theHelsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    05.02.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government closes border to arrivals from European countries until 25 February because of COVID-19 variants (Local, 27.01.2021). Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021).

    *From within the EU: *From within the EU:

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

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

    countries are divided into three categories:

    • “Green”: the risk of infection in countries in this category is not significantly greater than in Finland. The incidence of COVID-19 is below the threshold set by the Finnish Government, i.e. no more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Red”: in this category, the risk of infection is higher than in Finland, or the risk cannot be reliably assessed. COVID-19 incidence is over 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Grey”: this category comprises countries subject to EU external border restrictions. Avoid non-essential travel to these countries.

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

    People living in Sweden and Estonia, who are working in Finland, are not subject to the requirement of self-isolation or testing. Similarly, day-to-day travel across Finland’s land borders with Sweden and Norway is permitted for residents of border communities, without a self-isolation period or testing.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    It is recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 10-day quarantine is recommended for people arriving in Finland from “red” and “grey” countries.

     

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, a transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but in exceptional cases, a person may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport especially if the waiting time at the airport would be too lengthy (for example, resulting from a cancelled connecting flight). Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Travel from the United Kingdom is restricted from 12:00 on Monday 21 December until Monday 4 January. Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. if you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    External border traffic is permitted for traffic between Finland and Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Restrictions on entry will also be lifted for residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, provided that the reciprocity principle is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

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

    Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See theFinnish 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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check theHelsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    02.02.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government closes border to arrivals from European countries until 25 February because of COVID-19 variants (Local, 27.01.2021). Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021).

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    countries are divided into three categories:

    • “Green”: the risk of infection in countries in this category is not significantly greater than in Finland. The incidence of COVID-19 is below the threshold set by the Finnish Government, i.e. no more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Red”: in this category, the risk of infection is higher than in Finland, or the risk cannot be reliably assessed. COVID-19 incidence is over 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per 14 days;
    • “Grey”: this category comprises countries subject to EU external border restrictions. Avoid non-essential travel to these countries.

    In general, entry to Finland is possible without testing or quarantine only from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days.

    People living in Sweden and Estonia, who are working in Finland, are not subject to the requirement of self-isolation or testing. Similarly, day-to-day travel across Finland’s land borders with Sweden and Norway is permitted for residents of border communities, without a self-isolation period or testing.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    It is recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 10-day quarantine is recommended for people arriving in Finland from “red” and “grey” countries.

     

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, a transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but in exceptional cases, a person may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport especially if the waiting time at the airport would be too lengthy (for example, resulting from a cancelled connecting flight). Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Travel from the United Kingdom is restricted from 12:00 on Monday 21 December until Monday 4 January. Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. if you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    External border traffic is permitted for traffic between Finland and Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Restrictions on entry will also be lifted for residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, provided that the reciprocity principle is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

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

    Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. 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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Finland, North Macedonia: Flights from Skopje to Turku will resume on 19 December (Yle Uutiset News, 16.12.2020). Norway Advises Its Citizens to Avoid Travelling to More Finnish Regions (Schengenvisainfo, 07.11.2020)

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    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 testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. For travellers from countries that are not categorised as ‘border traffic returned to normal’ a 10-day period of self-isolation is recommended.

    It is also recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended.

    Exceptions

    People living in Sweden and Estonia may come to work in Finland without a self-isolation period or testing. Similarly, day-to-day travel across Finland’s land borders with Sweden and Norway is permitted for residents of border communities without a self-isolation period or testing.

    Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, a transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but in exceptional cases, a person may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport especially if the waiting time at the airport would be too lengthy (for example, resulting from a cancelled connecting flight). Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Travel from the United Kingdom is restricted from 12:00 on Monday 21 December until Monday 4 January. Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. if you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    External border traffic is permitted for traffic between Finland and Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Restrictions on entry will also be lifted for residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, provided that the reciprocity principle is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

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

    Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. 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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Finland Finnair announced late on Friday that they would restart passenger flights from the UK and Ireland from January 25, 2021. The airline had continued to fly to London with passengers, but the return leg has been only with cabin and cockpit crew.

    Finnair will re-start passenger flights from the UK and Ireland to Finland as of 25 January 2021, following the decision by the Finnish traffic authority, Traficom, to allow passenger flights from these countries.

    In line with the recommendation by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, Finnair will also from 28 January onwards require that passengers present a certificate of a negative covid-19 test result, or a certificate of a previous covid-19 infection if they travel on any Finnair flight to Finland. This requirement does not apply to customers transferring at Helsinki Airport for their international connecting flights. The certificate requirement is in force until further notice.

    “This requirement complements our other comprehensive measures both onboard and at airports to ensure safe travel during the pandemic”, says Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer, Finnair. “This is also in line with the increasing trend of countries requiring a negative test result for entry.”

    The new test certificate requirement by Finnair does not change the procedures by the local health authorities upon arrival in Finland. All passengers arriving at Helsinki Airport from abroad are directed to covid-19 testing.

    Finnair communicates the new requirement to its customers in all customer communications channels. Finnair staff will check the test certificate or other certificate at check-in or at the gate, and failure to provide the required document will result in boarding being denied. Customers can then postpone their travel by contacting Finnair. More information for customers is available in Finnair’s travel updates.

    There is no law or mandate in place for Finnish citizens to be tested before they can enter Finland. The Finland’s constitution allows citizens to leave and return as they please (very few expectations such as outstanding warrants.

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    25.01.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Finland, North Macedonia: Flights from Skopje to Turku will resume on 19 December (Yle Uutiset News, 16.12.2020). Norway Advises Its Citizens to Avoid Travelling to More Finnish Regions (Schengenvisainfo, 07.11.2020)

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    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 testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. For travellers from countries that are not categorised as ‘border traffic returned to normal’ a 10-day period of self-isolation is recommended.

    It is also recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended.

    Exceptions

    People living in Sweden and Estonia may come to work in Finland without a self-isolation period or testing. Similarly, day-to-day travel across Finland’s land borders with Sweden and Norway is permitted for residents of border communities without a self-isolation period or testing.

    Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, a transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but in exceptional cases, a person may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport especially if the waiting time at the airport would be too lengthy (for example, resulting from a cancelled connecting flight). Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Travel from the United Kingdom is restricted from 12:00 on Monday 21 December until Monday 4 January. Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. if you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    External border traffic is permitted for traffic between Finland and Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Restrictions on entry will also be lifted for residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, provided that the reciprocity principle is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

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

    Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. 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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish government extends its ban on passenger flights from U.K., Ireland, South Africa to 25 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 15.01.2021). Finland, North Macedonia: Flights from Skopje to Turku will resume on 19 December (Yle Uutiset News, 16.12.2020). Norway Advises Its Citizens to Avoid Travelling to More Finnish Regions (Schengenvisainfo, 07.11.2020)

    *From within the EU:

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

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

    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 testing or quarantine from countries with a maximum of 25 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days. For travellers from countries that are not categorised as ‘border traffic returned to normal’ a 10-day period of self-isolation is recommended.

    It is also recommended that travellers who do not live in Finland take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before arriving in Finland. A second test can be taken in Finland no earlier than 72 hours after arriving in Finland. Between the tests, self-isolation at the place of accommodation is recommended.

    Exceptions

    People living in Sweden and Estonia may come to work in Finland without a self-isolation period or testing. Similarly, day-to-day travel across Finland’s land borders with Sweden and Norway is permitted for residents of border communities without a self-isolation period or testing.

    Leisure boat traffic between Schengen countries is unrestricted and not subject to border controls.

    Find out more:
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: For external border traffic and to the extent that internal border controls have been restored, a transit on scheduled routes is permitted. As a rule, during the transit journey, a person must remain in the transit area of the airport, but in exceptional cases, a person may also be permitted to enter the country. For example, a person may stay at a hotel near the airport especially if the waiting time at the airport would be too lengthy (for example, resulting from a cancelled connecting flight). Destination countries may also require passengers to take a coronavirus test at transit airports. Waiting for the test and the test results is not in itself a ground for allowing entry during transit.

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Travel from the United Kingdom is restricted from 12:00 on Monday 21 December until Monday 4 January. Entry to Finland is prohibited for non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. if you are eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    External border traffic is permitted for traffic between Finland and Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Restrictions on entry will also be lifted for residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, provided that the reciprocity principle is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.

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

    Q&As about travel and coronavirus are available at Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Finland: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include more stringent controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. 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 theTHL 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. There are also restrictions on public premises and events and since 30 November, cultural centres and museums in Helsinki have been closed. Check the Helsinki City website for more details and guidance on restrictions.

    Read more
    21.01.2021
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