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Updated on 08 Oct 2021

Considering that the entry regulations in each country may change at any time, we suggest you start by consulting the IATA portal www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm(*), but also look for information on the government portals of each country.

(*) the map is interactive. Click on each country to find out the entry conditions.

The Finnish Border Guard has discontinued its internal border controls within the Schengen area. Restrictions are still in place regarding external border traffic from many countries. 

 

COVID-19 CERTIFICATES

The EU Digital COVID Certificate contains information on COVID-19 vaccinations, negative test results and/or recovery from COVID-19. The COVID-19 certificates are available in the My Kanta Pages. Passengers can use the EU Digital COVID Certificate when crossing borders within the EU. + info
 

FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELERS:

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a vaccination certificate for one of the approved Coronavirus vaccines from this list:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty,
  • Moderna,
  • Astra Zeneca Vaxzervia,
  • Janssen,
  • BIBP Sinopharm,
  • Covidshield Serum Institute of India,
  • and CoronaVac Sinovac.

Passengers must have received all the required doses of one of the vaccines listed above to be considered fully vaccinated.

Travel is allowed for fully vaccinated travelers and no proof of negative COVID-19 test results are required, although the proof of vaccination is MANDATORY.
Passengers may present this proof via EU Digital Certificate.
  • The certificate must be in a suitable language, such as Finnish, Swedish, or English.
  • Travelers need to have received the vaccination at the latest 14 days before the travel date.

FROM LOW RISK COUNTRIES:

Fully vaccinated travelers from LOW RISK COUNTRIES are allowed to enter Finland.

Travelers coming from a few municipalities in Norway and Sweden are exempted from having a negative test result before traveling to Finland, regardless of their vaccination status. For more details

Travelers are allowed to transit through Finland's airports. Travelers must remain in the transit area of the airport.

 

FROM ANY OTHER THAN LOW RISK COUNTRIES: 

All passengers arriving from any country other than those mentioned in the Government Decree AND born in 2005 or earlier, must:

  • present certificates related to COVID-19
  • and/or participate in a mandatory health check-up and/or a coronavirus test. 


VACCINATED TRAVELERS Certificate of Vaccination or Recovery within 6 months:

  • NO Test at entry 
  • test within 3 to 5 days, that is, no earlier than 72 hours and no later than 120 hours after arriving in Finland.

 

Please note that under the temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act, COVID-19 tests are mandatory on entry into Finland. 

Even if they are not referred to, passengers are required to take them.
The tests are free of charge.
The refusal to take a mandatory COVID-19 test by passengers of age, may result in a fine.

Exceptions:

This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers born in 2006 and later;
  • Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months before travel;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers with a valid certificate of COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Travelers who received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel. They must take a test within 3 to 5 days of arrival.

Check HERE the exceptions

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS: 

FROM LOW RISK COUNTRIES:

Unvaccinated travelers arriving from LOW RISK COUNTRIES must :

  • present a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR, LAMP, or Antigen) from a test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Finland OR
  • proof via EU Digital Certificate of Recovery or Negative Test AND
  • take a COVID-19 test within 72-120 hours AFTER arrival in Finland.

 

Mandatory COVID-19 test required on day 3 for UNVACCINATED travelers.

 

Travelers coming from a few municipalities in Norway and Sweden are exempted from having a negative test result before traveling to Finland, regardless of their vaccination status. For more details

Exceptions:

This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers born in 2006 and later;
  • Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months before travel;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers with a valid certificate of COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Travelers who received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel. They must take a test within 3 to 5 days of arrival.

Check HERE the exceptions


FROM ANY OTHER THAN LOW RISK COUNTRIES:

UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS arriving from any contry other than those considerered Low Risk, that DO NOT HAVE any Certificate:

  • MUST take a test at the point of entry AND
  • MUST test within 3 to 5 days after arriving in Finland. 

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS arriving from any contry other than those considerered Low Risk BUT HAVE a Certificate of Negative Test:

  • DON'T NEED to Test at entry 
  • MUST test within 3 to 5 days, that is, no earlier than 72 hours and no later than 120 hours after arriving in Finland.

If the test cannot be arranged at the point of entry, the passenger must apply for the test both within 24 hours and within 72 to 120 hours (3 to 5 days) after entering the country. 

Please note that under the temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act, COVID-19 tests are mandatory on entry into Finland. 

Even if they are not referred to, passengers are required to take them.
The tests are free of charge.
The refusal to take a mandatory COVID-19 test by passengers of age, may result in a fine.

 

Exceptions:

This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers born in 2006 and later;
  • Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months before travel;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers with a valid certificate of COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Travelers who received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel. They must take a test within 3 to 5 days of arrival.

Check HERE the exceptions

 

Please Note:

Any passenger  can be referred to a health examination or placed in isolation or quarantine regardless of travel origin and of age, if these measures are necessary to prevent the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 virus.

Masks are recommended in some situations
Travelers are required to wear masks on public transportation and in airports, where close contact cannot be avoided.

 

 


USEFUL LINKS

Travel to and from Finland - Finnish Government

Info about low and high-risk countries

Finnish Border Guard

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