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Restrictions on entry into Finland extended until 28 November

Ministry of the Interior
Publication date 4.11.2021 14.44
Press release 139/2021

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. For this reason, the validity of the decision made on 14 October will be extended until 28 November. However, people may still enter Finland from all countries upon presenting an approved certificate of a full course of vaccination.

External border traffic refers to traffic between Finland and non-Schengen third countries.

In line with the Government decision of 14 October, restrictions on entry were lifted from 18 October for residents of countries and regions on the EU’s green list. Countries on the green list mean countries with a sufficiently good epidemiological situation for which the Council of the European Union has decided to allow free travel to the EU. On 28 October, Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru were added to the list. The same additions will also be made to the list of countries annexed to the Government decision as of 8 November.

For other third countries, restrictions on entry will continue. 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.

See the websites below for more information on the entry restrictions and health security requirements in place.

The Finnish Border Guard gives advice on cross-border traffic by phone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays between 8.00 and 16.00 at +358 295 420 100. Questions can also be sent by email to [email protected].

If you have any questions about approved vaccines or quarantine and testing requirements, please call the Government COVID-19 helpline at +358 295 535 535 or visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.