Travel to and from Finland during the COVID-19 epidemic
At the moment, Finland does not impose any restrictions on entry to the country because of the COVID-19 epidemic. All restrictions on entry have been lifted.
All health security measures at Finland’s borders under the Communicable Diseases ended on 30 June 2022. This means that travellers arriving in Finland are no longer obliged to present any COVID-19 certificates or to be tested for COVID-19.
All restrictions on external border traffic have likewise been lifted. The restrictions on internal border traffic were lifted earlier.
Pre-pandemic practices have been reinstated at border checks. Travellers arriving from non-EU and non-Schengen countries must still have normal travel documents, i.e. a passport and, if necessary, a visa.
Travelling abroad from Finland
The COVID-19 pandemic remains a risk to travel safety, and the situation may change unpredictably in any country or region.
The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare recommends that all people travelling abroad obtain full vaccine protection against COVID-19 before travel.
If you are planning to travel, it is important to remember that all countries can impose restrictions on entry at their borders, and it may not be possible to travel to all countries.
Before travelling, please remember the following:
- Always check the current entry regulations with the authorities of your destination country by contacting that country’s diplomatic mission, for instance. Countries may also impose entry restrictions on transit traffic.
- Check the requirements of airports and airlines regarding wearing face masks or showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test, for example.
- Remember to also check the instructions of any other transport operators you will use.
EU Digital COVID Certificate
In Finland, it is no longer necessary to show your EU Digital COVID Certificate when attending events, visiting food and beverage service businesses or entering the country. However, the situation may be different in other countries. If you are planning to travel, it is important to check the current requirements for entry into your country of destination with that country’s authorities.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate contains information on COVID-19 vaccinations, negative test results and/or recovery from COVID-19. The COVID-19 certificate is available in the My Kanta Pages.
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 noticesThe COVID-19 pandemic remains a major global risk to travel safety, and the situation may deteriorate abruptly and unpredictably in any country or region.
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