Travel to and from Finland
Finland has placed restrictions on entry from almost all countries. The restrictions are necessary in order to slow down the spread of the pandemic. The current restrictions on entry into Finland will continue until 25 May 2021.
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.
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?