Information and advice on COVID-19
Over the course of the winter, the COVID-19 situation in Finland has deteriorated rapidly due to the easily transmissible Omicron variant. This has led to an increased need for hospital care and placed a significant burden on the healthcare system.
The COVID-19 vaccine protects against the most severe form of the disease. Given the current situation, it is still essential to increase vaccination coverage and strengthen vaccine protection. We also need restrictions and recommendations so that we can mitigate the burden on hospital care and ensure that there is time to administer third doses of the vaccine.
We can all do our part to manage the COVID-19 epidemic in our country. Thank you for continuing to follow the restrictions and recommendations put in place by the authorities and for getting vaccinated.
Restrictions and recommendations »
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, several restrictions and recommendations are in force in Finland.
Restrictions on restaurants by region »
The restrictions on opening hours and the number of customers allowed in restaurants vary by region.
Travel to and from Finland »
Finland has placed restrictions on entry from other countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regional COVID-19 situation and restrictions »
The websites of hospital districts provide information on regional restrictions and recommendations and information on vaccinations.
Telephone service and chat »
General information on the coronavirus is available by telephone at 0295 535 535 and via chat.
The hybrid strategy and lifting COVID-19 restrictions »
The hybrid strategy outlines the guiding principles for managing the epidemic.
COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Leading Expert Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Director Mika Salminen from the Finnish Institute For Health and Welfare will be present at the press conference.
Nearly 55,500 new COVID-19 cases in Finland, burden on specialised healthcare still high, number of people vaccinated with third dose increasing
Nearly 55,500 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Finland between 10 and 16 January, compared to more than 57,400 new cases in the previous week.
The burden on inpatient specialised healthcare remains high. The burden on inpatient primary healthcare is also increasing rapidly. Vaccines provide good protection against the most serious forms of COVID-19. For this reason, it is particularly important that people aged 60 or over and those belonging to risk groups get a third dose.
Government press releases
Ministries' press releases
State of emergency
Due to COVID-19, Finland was in state of emergency from 16 March to 16 June 2020 and from 1 March to 27 April 2021.
Management and coordination
Changes have been made to the way management and communications are organised in the Government due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The purpose of the Finland Forward project coordinated by the Prime Minister’s Office is to support the ability of people and society to cope with crises.