Below you'll find advice on what to do before, during and after your flight for travelling safely. Get to know our numerous health and safety measures designed to ensure your well-being throughout the journey.
Check entry requirements
When planning and preparing for your travel, check the travel requirements and guidelines for your destination on our interactive map and on the country's government or embassy website.
Some countries require a negative corona test result before you can board the aircraft.
Update your contact details
We’ll contact you personally via SMS and/or email if there are any changes to your flight. Please go to Manage booking and check that we have your up-to-date contact information.
Check in online and pre-check corona certificates
We recommend you check in online or through Finnair app to save time and to avoid queues at the airport. If corona certificate pre-checks are available for your destination, it is possible to get your certificates checked in advance with our digital tool during online or mobile check-in. The service is currently available when you travel from Finland or Sweden to selected destinations. Read more about how to use the pre-check tool and frequently asked questions.
If you checked in in advance and already received your boarding pass, you can go directly to the bag drop or to your boarding gate via security. Please remember to print your bag tag at the check-in kiosk before dropping your baggage at the self-service counter. Depending on your destination’s travel requirements, we may still check your coronavirus related documents at your boarding gate.
If you don’t see your boarding pass options after checking in online or mobile and the corona certificates pre-check is not available for your destination, please show your corona certificates at the airport check-in to receive your boarding pass. Please reserve enough time for this.
Packing light is a good idea, as baggage handling increases the time you spend and the contacts you have at the airport.
As of 25 April 2022, you are no longer required to wear a mask on Finnair flights, unless it is required by the authorities in your destination or origin country.
You can check the possible face mask requirement from our travel requirements map.
Arrive at the airport early
We recommend you arrive at the airport latest 2 hours before your flight. For the flights to the USA, we ask you to be at the airport 3 hours before your departure. Due to the pandemic, we have extra travel document checks and other changes in our airport services. We advise you to allow extra time for these – also when travelling on a domestic flight within Finland.
The main departure area for Finnair customers is Helsinki Airport's brand-new Terminal 2. Arriving at the airport with a train, bus or taxi is easy as all the stops are nearby the Terminal 2 entrance.
Pre-order meals and shopping
For European flights, you can pre-order a tasty meal or a delicious sandwich depending on your route. See the selection here.