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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Finland

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This article was published on April 25, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Finland?

At present, Finland is open to tourists. However, please be aware that there are some COVID-19 restrictions in place. 

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Can I enter Finland if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Finland if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated seven days after the last dose administration.

As of March 2022, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Finland:

  • Novavax
  • Covovax
  • Covaxin
  • Moderna 
  • Pfizer 
  • Janssen / Johnson and Johnson
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Covishield
  • CoronaVac
  • Sinopharm / Beijing

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

  • A vaccination certificate (for travelers from the EU — the EU Digital COVID Certificate) 

In addition, please note that the status of recovery + one dose of vaccine is equal to a completed vaccination course.

Can I enter Finland if I am unvaccinated?

Please be aware that only travelers from the EU and Schengen Area countries can enter Finland if they are unvaccinated.

Unvaccinated travelers outside of the EU can not enter Finland for tourism. 

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers have to present one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 that is no more than 180 days old
  • A negative PCR test result in English or Finnish, taken within 72 hours before arrival

Furthermore, travelers can undergo COVID-19 testing at the point of entry. In this case, the second test between days three and five of their stay is required. 

Can I leave Finland?

Currently, there are no tight restrictions on leaving Finland. However, note some health security measures may be applied to you when returning to Finland. The measures include: 

  • Checking health certificates
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Undergoing health checks
  • Sharing contact information
  • Self-isolating

Can I leave Finland if I am vaccinated?

You can leave Finland if you are vaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

Vaccinated travelers must have one of the following documents to leave Finland:

  • The EU digital COVID certificate (to travel within the EU) 
  • Another document confirming vaccination (to travel outside the EU)

In addition, please take your time to consider the requirements concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers to your destination country in advance.

Can I leave Finland if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can leave Finland.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

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COVID-19 situation in Finland currently

At present, the COVID-19 situation in Finland is moderate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Finland right now?

Presently, your international travel to Finland is safe. Due to the advantageous situation, the restrictions on working hours of services have been lifted. Nevertheless, basic requirements such as wearing a mask and maintaining social distance are still in place.

Is Helsinki open for travel?

Helsinki is open for travelers now. Nevertheless, please be aware of local COVID-19 regulations that are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Finland?

As of March 2022, travelers do not have to undergo quarantine. 

How do I get a health pass to travel to Finland? 

If you are traveling from the EU countries, installing the EU Digital COVID Certificate is recommended to digitize your vaccination (or recovery) status. Travelers from outside the EU should carry their paper documents.

What are the most popular direct flights to Finland? 

The most popular direct flights to Finland are:

What are the biggest international airports in Finland?

These are the top three biggest international airports in Finland:

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