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Travel documents

At various points during your journey you will be required to prove your identity with a valid travel document. Different countries and regions may require different types of travel documents.

Many countries require that your passport is valid for three to six months after your trip has ended. A visa may also be required for your destination and/or your transit station. To find out about the requirements, contact the nearest embassy of your destination country. You can also visit the IATA Travel Centre site for information on passport, visa and health requirements.

Please ensure that your first and last names are spelled in the same way on your flight ticket, passport and any frequent flyer cards you may have.

We recommend you to carry a copy of your e-ticket receipt during your journey, especially if you are travelling on intercontinental flights. If you have bought your flight ticket directly from Finnair, you can order the e-ticket receipt using this web form. For tickets purchased from another airline or from a travel agent, please contact them for the receipt.

Documents accepted on Finnair flights

Citizens of Finland and Scandinavia

Flights within Finland and Scandinavia:

  • Passengers of 16 years and over must carry a passport, picture identity card, picture social security card (Kela card) or driver’s licence.
  • Passengers under 16 years travelling with their parents are not required to have an identity card of their own.
  • Passengers under 16 years travelling alone or with someone other than their parents must carry either a passport, picture identity card or picture social security card (Kela card).
  • Passengers under 12 years travelling alone and carrying a properly completed UM Advice form are not required to carry an identity card of their own. However, the persons seeing them off and receiving them at their destination must prove their identity with a valid form of identification (for example, an official identity card or a passport).

Flights within the Schengen Area and EU countries plus Switzerland:

  • A passport or a picture identity card complying with EU standards.

Flights to destinations outside the EU:

  • Passport and, when necessary, a valid visa.

Other EU nationals and citizens of Switzerland

Flights within Finland, and between countries in the Schengen Area or the EU:

  • A passport or a picture identity card complying with EU standards.

Flights to destinations outside the EU:

  • A passport and, when necessary, a valid visa and/or other mandatory travel documents for the country in question.
  • For additional instructions on travelling to North America, see United States and Canada.

Citizens of other countries

  • A passport and, when necessary, a valid visa and/or other mandatory travel documents for the country in question and your transit station. If you travel e.g. via Finland to another Schengen country, your travel documents need to be in order for both Finland and your Schengen destination country.
  • Visa requirement and travel documents accepted by Finland
  • If you need a visa for travel in the Schengen area, you must ensure that the visa is included in a valid passport.
  • When travelling to Finland and the Schengen area your passport must to be valid for longer than 3 months beyond the period of intended stay.
  • For additional instructions on travelling to North America, see United States and Canada.

Additional requirements for minors

In some countries, travel consent from parents or guardians is required for minors travelling alone or in the company of only one parent or guardian. Consent may be required either when leaving or entering the country. To find out whether the authorization of minors will be required on a particular journey, contact the local authorities of the country you are departing from as well as the embassy of your destination country.

Example of a consent letter


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