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Health guidelines for travelers in Rovaniemi

  • General health and safety measures regarding coronavirus in Finland include avoiding physical contact, maintaining a safe distance from other people and observing good hand and respiratory hygiene. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has lifted its general recommendation on the use of face masks in April 2022. Read the latest recommendations on use of face masks from here.
  • If you think you may have been infected with the coronavirus, take a self test. If the test is positive the traveller should avoid contact to others for at least five days.
  • Monitor the situation:
    Please monitor how the situation develops, follow the guidelines and act responsibly. Find coronavirus announcements here.

Coronavirus testing after arriving in Finland

From Friday 1 July, passengers will no longer be required to present certificates of COVID-19 vaccinations or recovery or be tested for COVID-19 when entering the country. 

The end of health security measures related to the coronavirus applies to both Finland’s internal and external border control. The internal border refers to the border between Finland and the rest of the EU or Schengen countries and the external border refers to the border between Finland and non-EU or non-Schengen countries.

More information

 

Travelers from EU and Schengen countries until 30 June
(As of 15 February also from Green list countries)

As of 1 February 2022 you will need testing after arriving in Finland when:

  • You arrive in Finland without any proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, you must be tested twice:
    • 1. as soon as you arrive in Finland: at the border, if the municipality has arranged the test at the border crossing point, or immediately, or at the latest within 24 hours elsewhere.
    • 2. and a second time within 3–5 days.
  • You have a negative COVID-19 test carried out up to 72 hours prior to arrival or a first vaccine dose received at least 2 weeks prior to arrival in the country
    •  in this case, a test is also required within 3–5 days of arrival. Please avoid contact with others while waiting for your test results.

These tests are free of charge. Please avoid contact with others while waiting for your test results. These requirements don’t apply to children born in 2006 or later.

Travelers from outside EU and Schengen countries

Check border restrictions for passengers from outside EU and Schengen countries here

Testing point in Rovaniemi 

  • The Mehiläinen drive-in testing point is available at Lampelankatu 6. The testing point is open Mon-Thu 7.10-14.50, Fri 7.30-14.00. You need to book an appointment online before going. You can arrive by car, but also by walking or by bike.

Notice! Tests are free if you need obligatory 1. or 2. test after arriving in Finland.
If you need a corona test certificate for departure it comes with a price. See testing for departure

Coronavirus Testing for departure from Rovaniemi, Finland

There are three healthcare providers in Rovaniemi that offer coronavirus testing for departure:

  • 9lives
    • booking, prices and opening hours at korona.9lives.fi
    • Antigen results estimated in 30 minutes, PCR results estimated in 48 hours.
    • Link to certificate will be sent to customer’s phone. Paper printouts can be picked up at the test point.
    • Testing is done at Lordi’s Square.
  • Mehiläinen
    • See prices & book online here: www.mehilainen.fi/en/coronavirus/coronavirus-test-travellers
    • Booking in advance is necessary.
    • Antigen results ready in 2-3 hours, PCR results ready in 1-3 days.
    • Certificate can be sent by email and SMS. If paper certificate is needed it would cost +23 €. Digital certificate is included in the price.
    • Test is done in Mehiläinen, Address: Lampelankatu 6, Rovaniemi.
  • Terveystalo

Coronavirus testing if you have symptoms

If you think you may have been infected with the coronavirus, take a self test. If the test is positive the traveller should avoid contact to others for at least five days.

If travellers want to go to official testing points while in Rovaniemi, they may get tested at their own cost. If the test is positive the traveller should avoid contact to others for at least five days. More guidelines from here. This means the responsibility of the traveller is now even bigger. It is on travellers own responsibility to avoid contacts and to organize for example extra accomodation if needed. In problematic cases the traveller is adviced to contact their own travel insurance company. In cases of severe illness, the traveller should contact the local emergency room: Tel. +358 (0)16 322 4800 / Emergency care at Lapland Central Hospital.

NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY NUMBER: 112

Page updated 30.6.2022

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