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Travelling to Finland

Finland has opened for travel from EU and Schengen countries. Travel from outside of the EU and Schenge area remains restricted.

Finnish authorities define the entry requirements to Finland. See more detailed instructions below. Please also note that travel restrictions are subject to change at short notice. As a traveller, you are always responsible for ensuring that you fulfil the requirements of your destination and possible transit country. You can check the current entry restrictions to Finland here.

Are you travelling via Finland to another country? Read more here.

Travelling to Finland

Travelling from the EU or Schengen countries to Finland 28 December 2021 - 31 January 2022

Entry requirements to Finland change when arriving from the EU or Schengen area on 28 December 2021 - 31 January 2021. You can travel to Finland, if you fulfil one of the following requirements for entry:

  • You are a Finnish citizen or a resident of Finland.

  • You have been fully vaccinated at least 7 days before you travel and you have a negative pre-test result taken earliest 48 hours before arrival.

    • Both PCR and antigen tests are accepted.

    • The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.

    • Please note that the pre-test is not required from Finnish citizens or residents, travellers arriving the country for an essential reason or travellers connecting to an international flight in Helsinki.

  • You have an EU digital COVID certificate stating that you have had a coronavirus infection within the past 6 months and are now symptomless, and you have a negative pre-test result taken earliest 48 hours before arrival.  

    • Both PCR and antigen tests are accepted.  

    • The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.  

    • Please note that the pre-test is not required from Finnish citizens or residents, travellers arriving the country for an essential reason or travellers connecting to an international flight in Helsinki. 

  • You have a a combined certificate stating that you have had a coronavirus infection more than 6 months ago, you are now symptomless and you have had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Please note, that you are also required to have a negative pre-test result taken earliest 48 hours before arrival.

    • Both PCR and antigen tests are accepted.

    • The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.

    • Please note that the pre-test is not required from Finnish citizens or residents, travellers arriving the country for an essential reason or travellers connecting to an international flight in Helsinki.

  • You arrive in Finland for an essential reason. Please check on the Finnish Border Guard's website, if you are allowed to enter Finland.

  • The Finnish Border Guard advises on border crossing by telephone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays at 8-16 at 0295 420 100. You can also send questions by e-mail to rajavartiolaitos(at)raja.fi.

All travellers arriving in Finland need to fulfil the requirements defined in the Communicable Diseases Act, meaning you need to fulfil one of the following conditions. Otherwise, you are required to take a coronavirus test upon arrival or latest 24 hours after arrival:

  • You have been fully vaccinated at least 7 days before you travel.

  • You were born in 2007 or later.

  • You have a certificate stating that you have had a coronavirus infection within the past 6 months and are now symptomless.

  • You have had one dose of vaccine? You can arrive in Finland, but you need to take a coronavirus test in 72-120 hours after arrival. The vaccination needs to be taken at least 14 days before you travel.

  • You have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test result, and you take a new coronavirus test in 72-120 hours after arrival.

Please sign in to FINENTRY service to get personalized guidance for entry to Finland and also to smoothen the arrival to the country. 

Travelling from outside of the EU or Schengen area to Finland 

Travelling to Finland from outside of the EU and Schengen area remains restricted but is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers with a pre-test taken. 

You can enter Finland if you fulfill one of the following requirements for entry: 

  • You are a Finnish citizen or a resident of Finland. 

  • You have been fully vaccinated at least 7 days before you travel and you have a negative pre-test result taken earliest 48 hours before arrival.  
    • Both PCR and antigen tests are accepted. 

    • The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.

    • Please note that the pre-test is not required from Finnish citizens or residents, travellers arriving the country for an essential reason or travellers connecting to an international flight in Helsinki.

  • You have an EU digital COVID certificate stating that you have had a coronavirus infection within the past 6 months and are now symptomless, and you have a negative pre-test result taken earliest 48 hours before arrival.

    • Both PCR and antigen tests are accepted.

    •  The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.  

    • Please note that the pre-test is not required from Finnish citizens or residents, travellers arriving the country for an essential reason or travellers connecting to an international flight in Helsinki. 

  • You have a combined certificate stating that you have had a coronavirus infection, you are now symptomless and you have had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  Please note that you are also required to have a negative pre-test result taken earliest 48 hours before arrival.  

    • Both PCR and antigen tests are accepted.  

    • The requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier. 

    • Please note that the pre-test is not required from Finnish citizens or residents, travellers arriving the country for an essential reason or travellers connecting to an international flight in Helsinki. 

  • You are arriving in Finland for an essential reason. Please check on the Finnish Border Guard’s website, if you are allowed to enter Finland. 

    • The Finnish Border Guard advises on border crossing by telephone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays at 8-16 at 0295 420 100. You can also send questions by e-mail to rajavartiolaitos(at)raja.fi 

When arriving in Finland from a third country, normal border control practicalities and passport and possible visa requirements are followed. 

If you are allowed entry to Finland, you can arrive in the country without quarantine or test upon arrival, when you fulfill one of the following conditions defined in the Communicable Diseases Act: 

  • You have been fully vaccinated at least 7 days before you travel. 

  • You were born in 2007 or later. 

  • You have a certificate stating that you have had a coronavirus infection within the past 6 months and are now symptomless. 

  • You have had one dose vaccine? You can arrive in Finland, but you need to take a coronavirus test in 72-120 hours after arrival. The vaccination needs to be taken at least 14 days before you travel. 

  • You have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test result, and you take a new coronavirus test in 72-120 hours after arrival. 

In case you don’t fulfill any of the above listed options, you are required to take a coronavirus test upon arrival. 

Please sign in to FINENTRY service to get personalized guidance for entry to Finland and also to smoothen the arrival to the country.  

Accepted vaccination and test certificates 

Finnish border and health authorities check required travel documents and certificates when you arrive in Finland or may require airlines to do so at your departure airport. Please prepare to show your travel documents and corona related certificates at any point of your journey. It is good to know that there may be queues at times at the certificate check points.

At Helsinki Airport, please follow the Exit or Transfer flights signs depending on where you are heading next. On your way you are guided through a coronavirus certificate check point. This concerns you even if you have a connecting flight within Finland. Please be prepared to present your boarding pass from the flight that you arrived in Finland with, and the coronavirus certificates that you may have.

There is a fast lane for those arriving with a double vaccination certificate or a coronavirus recovery certificate. In other cases, you are asked to show your FINENTRY summary screen or fill in a personal information form at the coronavirus check point. In case you arrive with a flight from a non-Schengen country, you will first go through immigration. It is good to know that there may be queues at times at the certificate check points. 

To read more about accepted certificates, please go to the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Your options if you travel plans change 

In case your travel plans change, you can change your travel dates online in Manage booking following our flexible ticket change policy. Please read the detailed instructions and conditions here.

Contacting our customer service

Do you have questions about travel requirements? Please check our travel requirements map. Our customer service uses the same tool to answer your questions, so we ask you to use the map instead of contacting our customer service. In case you don’t find an answer through the tool, please contact your destination authorities. 

Do you want to make changes to your reservation? If you booked your ticket through a travel agency or a tour operator, please contact them to make changes to your reservation. If you booked your ticket through Finnair, our customer service will do everything to help you. We recommend our chat service that appears in the lower right corner on this page as soon as one of our agents is available. We are sorry that our customer service may be congested.   

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