Restrictions on restaurants by region
These restrictions are valid from 12 January 2022. The restrictions on opening hours and the number of customers allowed in the premises vary by region. The restrictions may change depending on the development of the epidemic in the area. The restrictions will be reviewed weekly.
General restrictions on restaurants throughout the country
The following restrictions on restaurant operations are in force regardless of whether more stringent restrictions have been imposed on the opening hours, licensing hours or customer capacity of restaurants in the region:
- Customers are provided with information and instructions so that they can act correctly and prevent coronavirus infections.
- Customers can wash their hands.
- There are sufficient distances between customers indoors and outdoors.
- The restaurant and in particular, all surfaces in it, are kept clean.
Use of COVID-19 passport in restaurants
- Restrictions on restaurants cannot be circumvented by using COVID-19 passport
- Even if the use of the COVID-19 passport does not exempt restaurants from the restrictions as before, all restaurants in Finland will still have the right to require customers to present the COVID-19 passport at all hours.
- If restaurants intend to require their customers to present a COVID-19 passport, the requirement must apply throughout the opening hours of the business.
Read more about the COVID-19 passport:
- COVID-19 passport | Kela Kanta service
- The COVID-19 passport | Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
- Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 passport (available in Finnish and in Swedish) | Regional State Administrative Agency
- Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 certificate reader | Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare