Current entry restrictions and public health measures in Finland
Finland has in place restrictions on entry from almost all countries. The current restrictions are indispensable in order to slow down the spread of the pandemic. The restrictions on entry into Finland will run to 25 May 2021.
Travellers wishing to enter Finland may be ordered to undergo a mandatory health check to determine if they have COVID-19.
Transport operators should require all passengers arriving in Finland to carry proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Avoid unnecessary travel
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foreign Ministry’s general travel advice is to avoid all but essential travel. However, everyone has the right to leave Finland, provided that there is no legal impediment to this. Finnish citizens and permanent residents of Finland always have the right to return to Finland.
If you intend to travel abroad, you must yourself find out about the requirements related to COVID test certificates and vaccination certificates, among other things. Before travelling, always check the current entry regulations from the authorities of your destination country, e.g. from the nearest mission of that country. Countries may also impose entry restrictions on transit traffic.
Press releases and news
Instructions for travellers and employees arriving in Finland – thl.fiThe Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) provides instructions on the health safety of travellers arriving in Finland. You can use the traffic light system on their website to assess the need for self-isolation and the risk of COVID-19 infection associated with travelling abroad.
Foreign Ministry’s travel advice notices
FinentryThe Helsinki University Hospital HUS's Finentry web service lets incoming travellers review travel instructions before or during their trip, book an appointment for a Covid-19 test in Finland, and receive instructions for arriving at their test as well as the test result by text message.
Border Guard guidelines for travellers – raja.fiThe Border Guard provides guidelines on entering the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines are based on the Government’s decisions on border traffic.
Recommendations for travellers arriving in Finland – thl.fiThe Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) material bank provides guidance on health safety measures for travellers arriving in Finland in several languages.
Air travel during COVID-19 – finavia.fiWhat do travellers need to take into account before departure, at the airport and when returning from a trip? Where can I fly from Finland?