Finland (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: PCR tests required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 16.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 25 February 2021.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Finland and their family members;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland;
– partners of nationals or residents of Finland;
– passengers arriving from Iceland or Vatican City (Holy See);
– residents of Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand, when arriving on a direct flight from Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore or Thailand;
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members, residing in Finland or returning via Finland to their country of residence;
– British nationals and their family members residing in Finland;
– residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, returning via Finland to their country of residence;
– passengers studying in Finland, if arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
– military personnel;
– more exemptions can be found at https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic .
2. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen or PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival and self-isolations. The certificate must be in English. Details can be found at https://www.finentry.fi/en/ .
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical discharge of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection which occurred at most 6 months before arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

On 22 January, the Finnish Government decided to extend the restrictions on entry into Finland until 25 February 2021.

Leisure travel to Finland possible from 7 countries

Finland welcomes residents of the following countries to travel to Finland for leisure: the Vatican, Australia, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand and South Korea. There is no mandatory testing or quarantine for residents from the above mentioned countries on arrival in Finland.

Restrictions will be lifted for residents of China and for Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions who are traveling from these regions to Finland, provided that reciprocity is confirmed by the Council of the European Union. At the moment only essential travel (not leisure) is possible from China and for Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions to Finland.

All travelers arriving in Finland from corona risk countries are tested for the coronavirus. Please refer to the FINENTRY (https://www.finentry.fi/en/) digital service for managing travel to Finland.

Read more about entry restrictions to Finland https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/entry-restrictions.

 

Lockdown Details

Restaurants, cafes, and bars have been allowed to open, with certain limitations on the number of customers and the alcohol serving hours.

Outdoor recreational facilities have been allowed to reopen.

National and municipal museums, theaters, the National Opera, cultural venues, libraries, mobile libraries, hobby and leisure centers, swimming pools and other sports facilities, youth centers, clubs, daycare services for the elderly, rehabilitative work facilities and workshops, and more have also been allowed to open gradually.

See the Finnish Government website for more details on all the closures and re-openings.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co