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Finland travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -212.15%
Open for citizens: none Open for foreigners: no entry Open for tourism: no entry Quarantine: none
Airlines Updates
Published on 29.04.2022, Finnair:

Finnair faces headwinds with Asia routes uncertain.

Published on 21.04.2022, :

Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions at external border until 10 April (Schengen Visa Info, 16.03.2022)

Published on 20.04.2022, Finnair:

Finnair requests to operate Eurowings routes to the US.

Published on 19.04.2022, Finnair:

Finnair to fly to 77 destinations in winter 2022, as travel continues to recover.

Published on 07.04.2022, Finnair:

Finnair commits to science-based targets initiative.

Published on 29.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair suspends flights to destinations in Japan for summer 2022 following Russian airspace closure; other services updated

Published on 25.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair to serve eight Asian destinations in summer 2022 with new Mumbai route.

Published on 24.03.2022, Finnair:

With airspace limitations, Finnair updates its flights for summer 2022.

Published on 16.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair continues its journey towards carbon neutrality and invites customers to offset their flight emissions.

Published on 08.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair: Shanghai and Seoul services to resume, Osaka and Hong Kong suspended through Apr-2022.

Published on 04.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair suspends Russian operations until 28MAY22, enters furlough negotiations.

Published on 03.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair will resume flights from Helsinki to Tokyo from 9 March; flights to China and South Korea remain canceled.

Published on 02.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair will resume flights from Helsinki to Tokyo from 9 March; flights to China and South Korea remain canceled

Published on 01.03.2022, Finnair:

Finnair “hardest hit” European airline by airspace closures, says CEO.

Published on 28.02.2022, Finnair:

Finnair faces wipeout of Asia business on Russia flight bans.

Published on 13.01.2022, Finnair:

Finnair Cuts 20% of Flights in FEB22

Published on 12.01.2022, Finland:

Finnair will reduce its February traffic programme by around 20 percent because of staffing issues; strike planned on 17 January expected to cause further flight cancellations

Published on 29.11.2021, Finnair:

Finnair to digitalize coronavirus certificate checks.

Published on 22.11.2021, Finnair:

Finnish airlines given freedom to choose destinations in China.

Published on 08.11.2021, Finnair:

Finnair adds bus connections on two domestic routes

Published on 24.09.2021, Finnair:

Finnair signs Turkish Airlines codeshare deal.

Published on 16.09.2021, Finnair:

Finnair to launch Osaka & Nagoya services in winter 2021/2022.

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Finland
Crossing Rules

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 on 28.12.2021

1. Until 16 January 2022, 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; - 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 residing in Finland, and their family members if they are also residing in Finland; - British nationals and their family members residing in
Finland; - 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; - passengers 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, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,
Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay, if
arriving on a direct flight from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China),
Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - nationals and residents 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 with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months
before arrival; - military personnel; - more exemptions can be found at https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English; and - a COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP) or Sinovac; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate, and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one
vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP) or Sinovac; or - an EU Digital Covid
Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery issued at most 6 months before arrival. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Finland; - military personnel; - until 31
December 2021, passengers younger than 16 years; - effective 1 January 2022, passengers younger than 15 years.

Published on 21.12.2021

1. Until 16 January 2022, 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; - 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 residing in Finland, and their family members if they are also residing in Finland; - British nationals and their family members residing in
Finland; - 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; - passengers 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, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,
Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay, if
arriving on a direct flight from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China),
Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - nationals and residents 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 with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months
before arrival; - military personnel; - more exemptions can be found at https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

2. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English; and - a COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The passenger must have tested positive at least 2 weeks and at most 6 months
before arrival. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Finland; - passengers younger than 16 years; - passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark,
Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden and Switzerland.

Published on 16.12.2021

1. Until 16 January 2022, 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; - 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 residing in Finland, and their family members if they are also residing in Finland; - British nationals and their family members residing in
Finland; - 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; - passengers 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, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,
Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and
Uruguay, if arriving on a direct flight from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait,
Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they
were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
or Zimbabwe. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - nationals and
residents 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 with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most
6 months before arrival; - 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/ and https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 16 years;
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The
passenger must have tested positive at least 2 weeks and at most 6 months before arrival.

Published on 04.12.2021

1. Until 19 December 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; - 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 residing in Finland, and their family members if they are also residing in Finland; - British nationals and their family members residing in
Finland; - 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; - passengers 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, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,
Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and
Uruguay, if arriving on a direct flight from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait,
Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they
were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
or Zimbabwe. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - nationals and
residents 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 with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most
6 months before arrival; - 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/ and https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 16 years;
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The
passenger must have tested positive at least 2 weeks and at most 6 months before arrival.

Published on 30.11.2021

1. Until 19 December 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; - 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 residing in Finland, and their family members if they are also residing in Finland; - British nationals and their family members residing in
Finland; - 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; - passengers 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, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,
Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and
Uruguay, if arriving on a direct flight from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait,
Macao (SAR China), Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they
were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
or Zimbabwe. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - nationals and
residents 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 with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most
6 months before arrival; - 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/ and https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Bhutan,
China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Saudi Arabia or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers
arriving from the municipalities of Storfjord, Nordreisa, Karasjok, Tana or Sor-Varanger in Norway; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax),
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The passenger must have tested positive at least 2 weeks and at most 6 months
before arrival.

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.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.
Entry requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.
COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Finland. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.
Travellers must respect the health measures stated in the Communicable Diseases Act
Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required.
Travellers must provide one of the following documents:
• Proof of full vaccination. Validity: 7 days after the last vaccine dose.
• Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.
• Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.
Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-11
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 11771112
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 1752
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 212.15
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 316

THIS COUNTRY IS READY TO CONNECT TO THE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE GATEWAY
Validity: 7 days after the last vaccine dose.
Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN.

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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: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

Full Restrictions

  • Finland Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions at external border until 10 April (Schengen Visa Info, 16.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [ as below]

    *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 rules

    Entry requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination completed at least 7 days before travelling.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    21.04.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions at external border until 10 April (Schengen Visa Info, 16.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    *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 requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Travellers must provide one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: 7 days after the last vaccine dose.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19 with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Certificates meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC (in English, Finnish or Swedish)

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    19.04.2022
  • Finland International students moving to Finland are no longer required to apply for residence permits each academic year, as they previously did, the authorities reveal.

    According to the Finnish Immigration Service, the new legislation became effective today, April 15, and includes an extension of a two-year permit for students and researchers to look for work in the country after graduating, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “By doing away with the need to apply for a residence permit separately for each academic year, the new legislation makes international students’ lives easier. The amended rules also make sense from the perspective of public authorities, as residence permits can always be withdrawn if the relevant conditions are no longer met,” the Finnish Immigration Service Deputy Director-General Elina Immonen said, right before residence permit applications start peaking in June and July.

    Now, students are able to obtain their residence permits for the entire duration of their studies, which prior to this legislation was set at a maximum of two years at a time, only by demonstrating they can fund their stay in the country, as this category is not eligible for the financial aid provided by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela).

    With the new rules, students must present proof that they can cover the first year of their studies, which is around €560 per month or €6,720 per year.

    In addition, students are still able to work 30 hours per week, up from 25 hours under the earlier rules. Previously limited due to term time, the hours worked are now considered over the entire calendar year. The change aims to facilitate tracking the time worked for both students and employers.

    On the other hand, those who graduated in the Baltic country will be able to search for work after graduating as the new legislation permits them to apply for a two-year residence permit after graduation. Applications for the permit may be submitted up to five years from graduation, including from outside of Finland.

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    16.04.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions at external border until 10 April (Schengen Visa Info, 16.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    *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 requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Travellers must provide one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: 7 days after the last vaccine dose.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19 with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Certificates meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC (in English, Finnish or Swedish)

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    11.04.2022
  • Finland Iceland’s flag carrier, Icelandair, has reopened the direct route from Finland’s capital to Reykjavik in order to facilitate the travel process.

    Such a decision means that travellers departing from Helsinki airport will once again be allowed to travel with direct flights to Iceland.

    Icelandair’s direct flights between Finland’s airport and Reykjavik have been temporarily suspended since September 27 due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and its new strains.

    Following the example of other European countries, authorities in Iceland lifted all the restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the Coronavirus on February 25.

    Such a decision was confirmed through a statement published by the Minister of Health, Willum Þór Þórsson.

    The abolishment of entry rules and other restrictions imposed by authorities in Iceland is also expected to help the travel sector recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus and its new variants.

    Iceland’s flag carrier flies from Helsinki airport to Keflavik International Airport more than seven times a week.

    “We have been looking forward to this moment when we can again fly direct from Helsinki Airport to Reykjavik and offer our customers a popular connection from Helsinki Airport. Iceland is an ideal place to visit at the moment – safe, clean, and healthy. Iceland has a small population and beautiful nature as well as wilderness,” Icelandair’s Sales Manager for Sweden and Finland, Christian Häggström, pointed out in this regard, as reported by Aviation 24.

    Travellers from Finland now have the opportunity to travel to a large number of North American destinations through Iceland’s capital.

    “A trip to North America can also be combined with a 1–7-night stopover in Iceland. The stopover has no impact on the price of the ticket. This allows passengers to experience Iceland’s creative culture and unique nature on their way to North America,” Christian Häggström has stressed.

    Icelandair offers its services in the following North American territories: Baltimore, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis-St Paul, Denver, New York JFK and EWR, Orlando, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Washington DC, and Raleigh-Durham.

    Read more
    07.04.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions at external border until 10 April (Schengen Visa Info, 16.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    *Transit:

    YES

    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 requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: 7 days after the last vaccine dose.
      Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19 with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Certificates meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC (in English, Finnish or Swedish)

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    05.04.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions at external border until 10 April (Schengen Visa Info, 16.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    YES

    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 rules

    Entry requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination completed at least 7 days before travelling.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    25.03.2022
  • Finland External border restrictions that apply to all arrivals reaching Finland will remain effective until April 10, the authorities have revealed.

    According to a press release issued by the Finnish Ministry of Interior, the restrictions will continue applying to arrivals at the external border for another month, with the possibility to be extended if the situation regarding COVID-19 is still uncertain.

    Furthermore, authorities at external borders will continue requiring passengers to present one of the following documents in order to enter Finland:

    a vaccination certificate indicating the final dose of an approved vaccine by Finnish health authorities was received at least seven days before travelling
    a recovery certificate valid for six months after the holder tested positive for COVID-19
    a negative test certificate performed within 72 hours of departure
    The measures will continue applying as the COVID-19 virus remains dangerous for public health.

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    16.03.2022
  • Finland Starting on March 14, passengers on cruise ships arriving from outside the EU or Schengen area are permitted to enter Finland, the authorities have announced.

    According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior, such arrivals can enter the country if they provide an approved vaccination or recovery certificate. The COVID-19-related requirement applies to all people older than 16 years old but exempts Finnish citizens or foreigners residing in the country.

    “In practice, cruise passengers will henceforth be subject to the same entry conditions as those arriving from other third countries. Currently, these passengers are not allowed to land at all. Cruise passengers arriving from EU and Schengen countries are already allowed to land without restrictions,” the press release reads.

    >> Finland: Entry Rules for EU & Third Countries’ Nationals Explained

    Moreover, the same has pointed out that the restrictions on the entry of external borders will be extended until April 10, meaning that arrivals from third countries will remain subject to additional requirements.

    The Communicable Diseases Act establishes that every passenger arriving in Finland must have one of these of the following certificates:

    a vaccination certificate, with the final dose of an approved vaccine received at least seven days before arrival
    a recovery certificate valid for six months after the first positive result of COVID-19
    a negative test certificate performed less than 72 hours before arrival
    Arriving passengers with none of these certificates will be appointed to perform a post-arrival test at the point of entry. The requirements apply, with some exceptions, to all persons born in 2006 or earlier.

    Approved vaccines for entry to Finland, as the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) clarifies are:

    Comirnaty Pfizer-BioNTech by BioNTech
    Spikevax, formerly Moderna by Moderna Biotech
    Vaxzevria, formerly AstraZeneca by AstraZeneca
    Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) by Janssen
    BIBP / Sinopharm by Beijing Institute
    COVISHIELD by Serum Institute of India
    CoronaVac by Sinovac Life Sciences
    Covaxin
    Nuvaxovid by Novavax
    Covovax by Serium Institute of India

    The Scandinavian country has also eased several of its domestic rules regarding Coronavirus, including opening and alcohol serving hours. However, the requirement to wear a mask in all public indoor places remains effective until further notice.

    Read more
    11.03.2022
  • Finland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    YES

    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 rules

    Entry requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination completed at least 7 days before travelling.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommendthat all individuals over t he age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    08.03.2022
  • Finland Finland has eased its entry rules for travellers, especially those vaccinated, after being one of the countries with the most additional requirements like testing.

    According to Finnish Border Guard, the facilitated entry rules will apply from February 15 until March 13, during which entry to Finland will be permitted to travellers, depending on their vaccination status and country of origin, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Entry Requirements For Travellers From EU/EEA Countries
    For entry to Finland, the border control authority decides if someone can enter the country after a health check. Such a measure can include checking certificates, COVID-19 tests, quarantine, health checks and collection of contact information.

    Travellers from all 27 EU Member States and Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, San Marino and the Vatican City are permitted to enter Finland by providing one of the following certificates:

    Vaccination certificate with the primary course of vaccination received seven days before arrival
    Recovery certificate confirmed by a positive laboratory test, valid for six months
    Document indicating the traveller was diagnosed with Coronavirus and had one dose of the vaccine administered
    A negative test result performed no earlier than 72 hours before entry, which can be followed by an additional post-arrival test on days three and five
    If any of these documents can’t be provided, the traveller is required to present a COVID-19 test performed within 24 hours of arrival, preferably a PCR or antigen test, which is recognised valid for entry to Finland. An additional test performed within days three and five is required, which is also required for those that offer a pre-departure test and those with a single vaccination.

    In addition, those with only one dose of vaccination are required to provide a test at the earliest three days and at the latest five days after arriving in the country.

    “We also recommend that you use the Finentry service before entering Finland. In this service, you can, for example, book an appointment for a test in Finland. Use of the service, an appointment for a coronavirus test made through the service, and the test itself are all free of charge,” the Finnish authority reminds.

    Approved vaccines for entry to Finland, as the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) clarifies are:

    Comirnaty Pfizer-BioNTech by BioNTech
    Spikevax, formerly Moderna by Moderna Biotech
    Vaxzevria, formerly AstraZeneca by AstraZeneca
    Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) by Janssen
    BIBP / Sinopharm by Beijing Institute
    COVISHIELD by Serum Institute of India
    CoronaVac by Sinovac Life Sciences
    Covaxin
    Nuvaxovid by Novavax
    Covovax by Serium Institute of India
    Entry Requirements For Travellers From Third Countries
    Arrivals at the external border traffic or third countries like the United Kingdom, the United States and Turkey are required to present one of the following documents:

    Vaccination certificate with the primary course of vaccination received seven days before arrival
    Recovery certificate confirmed by a positive laboratory test, valid for six months
    Document indicating the traveller was diagnosed with Coronavirus and had one dose of the vaccine administered
    The measures apply to all arrivals above the age of 16.

    On the other hand, Finnish citizens, permanent residents and those entering the country for essential reasons are exempted from the requirement.

    Read more
    03.03.2022
  • Finland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    YES

    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 rules

    Entry requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination completed at least 7 days before travelling.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommendthat all individuals over t he age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    02.03.2022
  • Finland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    YES

    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 rules

    Entry requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination completed at least 7 days before travelling.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website
    for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    01.03.2022
  • Finland Starting from February 15, nationals from third countries are exempted from presenting COVID-19 test results to enter Finland, the authorities have revealed.

    According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Internal Security and Immigration, restrictions on the entry of external borders will be abolished until March 13. However, arrivals are required to present a vaccination certificate valid for six months of travelling time.

    “The Border Guard does not require the above-mentioned certificates as a condition for entry from Finnish citizens arriving from a third country, from foreigners permanently residing in Finland, or from persons whose entry is based on a necessary reason such as compelling family matters or other compelling personal reasons,” the press release explains.

    In addition, all travellers over 16 years old who are holders of a recovery certificate or a negative test result performed 72 hours or departure are permitted to enter Finland.

    Internal borders have been abolished from January 31, meaning that EU and Schengen countries are exempted from additional requirements. Moreover, arrivals from the green countries are permitted to travel freely to Finland.

    At present, the green list consists of Bahrain, Colombia, Chile, Hongkong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.

    In addition to Finland, several European countries have facilitated their entry restrictions or national rules as of February 9.

    Finland’s neighbouring country, Sweden, ended its requirements for all travellers from the European Member States. This means that no vaccination, recovery or test certificate must be presented upon arrival to Sweden.

    In addition, the Norwegian government also abolished the quarantine requirement for unvaccinated arrivals from January 26.

    “Following a recommendation from the National Institute of Public Health, the government is abolishing the requirement for entry quarantine because it is no longer considered necessary for infection control,” the Norwegian Ministry of Health stated.

    However, unvaccinated and unrecovered arrivals are required to undergo a COVID-19 test performed 72 hours (PCR test) or 48 hours (rapid antigen test) before departure.

    Read more
    11.02.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Authorities ends all internal border controls from 31 January, extends restrictions on arrivals from third countries until 14 February (SVI, 29.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    YES

    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 rules

    Entry requirements depend on the guidelines for border traffic, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination completed at least 7 days before travelling.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and receiving one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website
    for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    08.02.2022
  • Finland According to the Finnish Foreign Ministry, while the decision of opening internal borders has entered force on January 31, the external borders, which have been imposed for arrivals from all third countries, will remain effective until February 14, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “However, all passengers are required to present certificates laid down in the Communicable Diseases Act and comply with the decisions made by the Regional State Administrative Agencies on compulsory health examinations,” the press release explains.

    The Finnish government imposed the internal border on extraordinary grounds – the COVID-19 pandemic in order to prevent increasing infection rates with the virus. During this time, passengers from the EU Member States were required to present the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate, which confirmed the holder had received a full vaccination course, was infected previously with the virus, or tested negative for the disease in the last 72 to 48 hours. Moreover, depending on the country of origin or the categorising system, travellers from specific countries were obliged to quarantine upon arrival.

    However, the external border, which will remain in force until mid-February, prohibits passengers from entering the country without presenting one of the following documents:

    Vaccination certificate proving a complete vaccination series (single-shot or two-doses vaccine) or the first vaccine of a two-shot dose has been administered to the traveller seven to 270 days before travelling
    Certificate indicating the holder has recovered from Coronavirus in the last six months
    In addition to presenting one of these documents, a passenger at the external border is obliged to show the COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) result, performed 48 hours before arrival. The external border has been deployed for all third countries’ nationals, including Turkey, Russia, and the United Kingdom, which are located in the European continent but are not in the EU.

    Read more
    02.02.2022
  • Finland during a meeting held on January 27, the government has decided to extend restrictions on arrivals from third countries for another two weeks until February 14. The move means that those coming from outside the EU and Schengen Zone will remain obliged to present negative test results upon arrival in Finland.

    “Those arriving in Finland from outside the EU and Schengen area are required to have a certificate for a full series of vaccinations or previous COVID-19 infection less than six months ago. In addition, proof of negative COVID-19 test results less than 48 hours old is required. The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier,” the Finnish Ministry of the Interior notes in a press release.

    Exempt from the obligation to present vaccination or recovery certificates are the following:

    Finnish citizens
    foreigners permanently residing in Finland
    persons travelling for essential purposes such as compelling family matters or other compelling personal reasons
    Yet, since the Communicable Diseases Act applies to all passengers, those reaching Finland by air should present one of these two certificates, regardless of their nationality or purpose of travel. Those who are not vaccinated and who have fallen ill from COVID-19 in the last six months should test for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours before arrival in Finland. Only PCR tests are accepted.

    “If the passenger does not have any of the above certificates, he or she will be directed to a COVID-19 test at the point of entry,” the Ministry notes.

    It further points out that though Finnish tourists can travel back to Finland without COVID-19 test results, they must be aware that their destination country or the airline with which they are flying may have different testing requirements.

    The removal of internal border controls by the Finnish authorities comes at a time when the majority of the EU and Schengen Area countries are moving towards the easing of travel, mainly after the Omicron virus variant turned out to be a milder COVID-19 variant, resulting in fewer hospitalizations and deaths.

    Read more
    28.01.2022
  • Finland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    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:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    1. Certificate of having received complete and valid COVID-19 vaccination series at least 7 days prior to entry, OR
    2. Single certificate that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and has gotten one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete COVID-19 vaccination series.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    These measures are valid until 31st January 2022. Travellers are advised to consult current measures on Visit Finland.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website
    for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    24.01.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Authorities extend travel restrictions until 31 January (SVI, 15.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    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:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    1. Certificate of having received complete and valid COVID-19 vaccination series at least 7 days prior to entry, OR
    2. Single certificate that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and has gotten one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete COVID-19 vaccination series.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    These measures are valid until 31st January 2022. Travellers are advised to consult current measures on Visit Finland.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website
    for more details. This includes 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. Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    The Finnish authorities recommend that all individuals over the age of 12 wear a facemask in all public indoor spaces and on public transport, throughout the country. The recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
    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.
    Finland will accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    19.01.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Authorities extend travel restrictions until 31 January (SVI, 15.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, Finnish or Swedish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    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:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    1. Certificate of having received complete and valid COVID-19 vaccination series at least 7 days prior to entry, OR
    2. Single certificate that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and has gotten one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete COVID-19 vaccination series.

    In addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours) is also required.

    These measures are valid until 31st January 2022. Travellers are advised to consult current measures on Visit Finland.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 . Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    Until 16 January 2022, all individuals over the age of 12 in the Helsinki Metropolitan area are advised to wear a facemask in all indoor public spaces and on public transport where other people are present.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    18.01.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Government will re-impose border controls with other EU countries from 28 December because of COVID-19 (Schengen Visa Info, 22.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and Finnish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Visit Finland

    COVID-19 certificate

    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:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Finland’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children aged 15 years or under are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    1. Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    2. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.
    3. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 withing 6 months prior to arrival.
    4. Proof of one vaccine shot 14 days prior to arrival and test 3-5 days after arrival in Finland. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result.

     

    AND a negative COVID-19 test certificate certificate issued less than 48 hours prior to entry. The results of both PCR and Antigen tests are accepted.

    These measures are valid until 16th January 2022. Travellers are advised to consult current measures on Visit Finland.

    Learn more:

    Guidelines for border traffic

    National health institute

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 . Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    Until 16 January 2022, all individuals over the age of 12 in the Helsinki Metropolitan area are advised to wear a facemask in all indoor public spaces and on public transport where other people are present.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    11.01.2022
  • Finland Latest News: Government will re-impose border controls with other EU countries from 28 December because of COVID-19 (Schengen Visa Info, 22.12.2021) Authorities to impose mandatory pre-entry testing for non-EU nationals from 21 December (SVI, 15.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 28 December 2021 till 16th of January, all travellers entering Finland are required to present a certificate of full vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 less than 6 months prior to entry, and a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued less than 48 hours prior to entry. The results of both PCR and Antigen tests are accepted.

    Please note: The certificate needs to be in either English, Finnish, or Swedish. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

    The EUDCC must contains one of the following:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 withing 6 months prior to arrival.
    • Proof of one vaccine shot 14 days prior to arrival and test 3-5 days after arrival in Finland. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result.
    • Proof of negative COVID-19 test taken before entering Finland. In this case, you must also take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result.

    Find out more:

    Visit Finland

    Finnish Bordel Guard’s website

    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 trafficre 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:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 . Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    Until 16 January 2022, all individuals over the age of 12 in the Helsinki Metropolitan area are advised to wear a facemask in all indoor public spaces and on public transport where other people are present.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    31.12.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government will re-impose border controls with other EU countries from 28 December because of COVID-19 (Schengen Visa Info, 22.12.2021) Authorities to impose mandatory pre-entry testing for non-EU nationals from 21 December (SVI, 15.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    As of 28 December 2021 till 16th of January, all travellers entering Finland are required to present a certificate of full vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 less than 6 months prior to entry, and a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued less than 48 hours prior to entry. The results of both PCR and Antigen tests are accepted.

    Please note: The certificate needs to be in either English, Finnish, or Swedish. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

    The EUDCC must contains one of the following:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 withing 6 months prior to arrival.
    • Proof of one vaccine shot 14 days prior to arrival and test 3-5 days after arrival in Finland. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result.
    • Proof of negative COVID-19 test taken before entering Finland. In this case, you must also take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result.

    Find out more:

    Visit Finland

    Finnish Bordel Guard’s website

    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 trafficre 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:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 . Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    Until 16 January 2022, all individuals over the age of 12 in the Helsinki Metropolitan area are advised to wear a facemask in all indoor public spaces and on public transport where other people are present.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    28.12.2021
  • Finland The Finnish government has announced that due to the current COVID-19 situation and the spread of the Omicron variant, the internal border controls between Finland and the other Schengen Area countries will be reintroduced once again in December 28.

    “Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus variant, compensatory measures under the Communicable Diseases Act alone are not enough to safeguard the carrying capacity of health care,” the government clarified.

    This means that under the new rules that will start being fully effective on Tuesday, everyone will be required to undergo entry checks before entering the territory of Finland.

    All travellers who enter Finland are required to present a vaccination or recovery certificate as well as a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before entry.

    According to a joint press release issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Health, and the Government Communications Department, on Tuesday, December 21, it has also been decided that the authorities increase vaccination coverage as well as impose national and regional preventative measures.

    “The government has negotiated the corona situation on Tuesday, December 21, and outlined new restrictions and other necessary measures. In addition to increasing vaccination coverage, both national and regional measures to effectively limit close contact are needed to slow the spread of the epidemic. This provides additional time for the administration of third doses of vaccine,” the statement of the government reads.

    The authorities have emphasised that increasing the vaccination rates with booster shots is essential at the moment. However, it has been noted that it is very important that everyone receives their first and second short as there are almost 800,000 unvaccinated adults in Finland.

    Read more
    23.12.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government imposes entry restrictions for people arriving from southern Africa (YUN, 28.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can access Finland if they hold one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.

    Travellers from EU and Schengen area can access Finland if they hold one the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 withing 6 months prior to arrival. There is no mandatory testing for people who meet this requirement.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.
    • Proof of one vaccine shot 14 days prior to arrival and test 3-5 days after arrival in Finland. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result.
    • Proof of negative COVID-19 test taken before entering Finland. In this case, you must also take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result.

    Travellers from low-risk country are not subject to travel requirements but travellers from others countries who cannot provide any of these documents cannot enter the country.

    Find out more:

    Visit Finland

    Finnish Bordel Guard’s website

    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 trafficre 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:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 . Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    Until 16 January 2022, all individuals over the age of 12 in the Helsinki Metropolitan area are advised to wear a facemask in all indoor public spaces and on public transport where other people are present.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    09.12.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Government imposes entry restrictions for people arriving from southern Africa (YUN, 28.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can access Finland if they hold one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson& Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.

    Travellers from EU and Schengen area can access Finland if they hold one the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 withing 6 months prior to arrival.
    • Proof of one vaccine shot 14 days prior to arrival and test in Finland 3-5 days after arrival.
      Negative test result prior to arrival and test in Finland 3-5 days after arrival.

    Travellers from low-risk country are not subject to travel requirements but travellers from others countries who cannot provide any of these documents cannot enter the country.

    Find out more:

    VisitFinland

    Finnish Bordel Guard website

    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 trafficre 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:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 . Check details before travelling. There are also restrictions on public premises and events.
    Until 16 January 2022, all individuals over the age of 12 in the Helsinki Metropolitan area are advised to wear a facemask in all indoor public spaces and on public transport where other people are present.
    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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    02.12.2021
  • Finland Latest News: Finnish authorities lift entry restrictions for non-vaccinated arrivals from several third countries; restrictions for most other non-vaccinated travelers from outside Europe extended (SVI, 05.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can access Finland if they hold one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson& Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.

    Travellers from EU and Schengen area can access Finland if they hold one the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed at least 7 days before travelling. Accepted vaccines: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson), BIBP/Sinopharm, COVIDSHIELD, CoronaVac, COVAXIN
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 if you have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot 7 days prior to arrival.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 withing 6 months prior to arrival.
    • Proof of one vaccine shot 14 days prior to arrival and test in Finland 3-5 days after arrival.
      Negative test result prior to arrival and test in Finland 3-5 days after arrival.

    Travellers from low-risk country are not subject to travel requirements but travellers from others countries who cannot provide any of these documents cannot enter the country.

    Find out more:

    VisitFinland

    Finnish Bordel Guard website

    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 trafficre 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:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 websitea . Please check 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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    19.11.2021
  • Finland The Finnish authorities have decided to extend the current restrictions on travel from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area, which means non-vaccinated travellers from third countries are ineligible to enter the country, except for absolutely essential purposes.

    Announcing the decision, Finland’s Ministry of Interior noted that the vaccination coverage in the country is still not at the desired level, and thus there’s still a risk that Finland’s healthcare system may not be able to handle a further increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

    “Restrictions on external border traffic will continue. Vaccination coverage is not yet sufficient in Finland, and there is still a risk that the capacity of the healthcare system will be exceeded,” the Ministry explains.

    Data by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show that 88 per cent of Finland’s adult population have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least the first shot of the vaccine, whereas 82 per cent of the country’s adult population are already fully vaccinated.

    “If a person arriving from a country subject to the restrictions is not fully vaccinated, 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,” the Ministry explains.

    Essential reasons include travel for humanitarian reasons, transport and logistics personnel during assignments, diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties, etc.

    Read more
    05.11.2021
  • Finland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Finland allows travellers that can show proof of receiving a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in the country. 

    Travellers from high-risk countries that do not carry proof of (first dose) vaccination, recovery, or negative testing, must get tested upon arrival. If there is no testing facility at the airport or at the border control point, travellers are directed to go to the nearest testing facility within 24 hours. 

    A second test is required within 3 to 5 days after arrival. Travellers must stay in quarantine until the result of the second test is known. If the result is negative, quarantine ends. 

    Children born in or after 2006 are not obliged to get tested. 

    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.

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

    The Finnish Border Guard advises citizens on border crossing by telephone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays between 08.00 and 16.00 hours at 0295 420 100. You can also send questions by e-mail to rajavartiolaitos@raja.fi.

    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 trafficre 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:
    *Public spaces and services: The Finnish authorities introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures include some controls on people arriving from abroad. See the Finnish Border Guard website for more details. This includes 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 websitea . Please check 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.
    Finland will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Finland, you will receive instructions from the Finnish authorities and will be asked to self-isolate. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    03.11.2021
  • Finland Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Finland allows travellers that can show proof of receiving a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in the country. 

    Travellers from high-risk countries that do not carry proof of (first dose) vaccination, recovery, or negative testing, must get tested upon arrival. If there is no testing facility at the airport or at the border control point, travellers are directed to go to the nearest testing facility within 24 hours. 

    A second test is required within 3 to 5 days after arrival. Travellers must stay in quarantine until the result of the second test is known. If the result is negative, quarantine ends. 

    Children born in or after 2006 are not obliged to get tested. 

    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.

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

    The Finnish Border Guard advises citizens on border crossing by telephone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays between 08.00 and 16.00 hours at 0295 420 100. You can also send questions by e-mail to rajavartiolaitos@raja.fi.

    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 trafficre 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.

    Read more
    21.10.2021
  • 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

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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

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    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.

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    01.05.2021
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    Finnish Border Guards/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Re-open Europe/
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