Latest update: 07 March 2022 at 17:00 EEST
Finland is Open
As of 15 February 2022, travel to Finland is possible for all travellers.
Under the current instructions of the Finnish Border Guard, the following requirements apply to foreigners entering Finland from outside of the EU and Schengen area:
- a certificate of a full approved COVID-19 vaccination series, OR
- a certificate of having had the COVID-19 disease and one approved COVID-19 vaccine, OR
- an EU Digital COVID Certificate for a COVID-19 disease had less than six months ago.
These requirements apply to those born in or before 2006.
Please see the following sites for more information:
Please note: The certificate needs to be in either English, Finnish or Swedish. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.
COVID-19 testing in Finland
Testing in arrival:
If you need to take COVID-19 test when arriving in Finland please refer to the FINENTRY for managing the coronavirus testing required for entry.
Testing for departure:
If you feel sick when traveling in Finland and wish to be tested or if you need a test for returning to you home country, please see the list of private operators here:
- 9lives, check locations from their website.
- Aava, check locations from their website.
- Mehiläinen, check locations from their website.
- Terveystalo, check locations from their website.
Health and safety measures
General health and safety measures regarding coronavirus in Finland include avoiding physical contact, maintaining a safe distance from other people and observing good hand and respiratory hygiene. Finnish health authorities require using face masks in public transport in large cities and recommend using it in other situations where it is difficult to maintain 1-2 m distances from other people.
If you suspect that you might contracted COVID-19, use the Coronavirus symptom checker to first assess your condition, if possible. If the symptom checker advises you to contact a health care professional, call your nearest healthcare center, hospital emergency department or the national Medical Helpline at tel. 116 117.
When in Finland, download the local virus tracing app called Koronavilkku produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
If your travel insurance includes medical insurance, please contact the health provider mentioned in the policy for advice.
NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY NUMBER 112
Call the emergency number only in genuine emergency situations. In an emergency situation, you will be treated even if you do not have a municipality of residence in Finland. The medical costs can be collected from you afterwards. The emergency number can be called free of charge from any phone. No area code is needed. If you have a mobile phone subscription that is based abroad you can still call the emergency number without an area code.