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Latest updates on travelling to Finland
Travelling to Finland from EU- and Schengen countries
The restrictions by the Border Guard on entry have been lifted 1 February 2022 in all traffic arriving in Finland from EU- and Schengen countries. However the below mentioned health requirements (Health checks) will remain in force.
Health checks at Finland’s borders
Passengers arriving in Finland will be directed to undergo a health check. People over 16 years of age arriving in Finland must have proof of one of the following:
- Certificate of a complete and valid vaccination series at least 7 days prior to arrival in Finland. A list of vaccines accepted in Finland is provided by the Finnish institute for health and welfare here
- Single certificate that the person has recovered from covid-19 virus and has gotten one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.
- EU digital COVID certificate that proves the person has recovered from covid-19 within 6 months.
- 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.
Those who arrive in Finland without any of the certificates listed above must be tested twice:
– as soon as they 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
– a second time within 3–5 days.
The 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.
Digital EU COVID-19 certificates make checking certificates easier.
Travelling to Finland from outside of the EU and Schengen area
The restrictions concerning external border traffic will continue until 5 June 2022 in order to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 and its virus variants. External border traffic, or traffic crossing the external border, refers to traffic between Finland and a state that does not belong to the Schengen area.
As of 15 February all travellers (exluding Green list countries) from outside EU- and Schengen countries arriving in Finland are required to present the following:
- Certificate of a complete and valid vaccination series. At least 7 days must have passed since the last vaccine dose has been received. A list of vaccines accepted in Finland is provided by the Finnish institute for health and welfare here
- a single certificate that the person has recovered from covid-19 virus and has gotten one dose of vaccine. It is equated to a complete covid-19 vaccination series.
- EU digital COVID certificate that proves the person has recovered from covid-19 within 6 months.All the above-mentioned requirements apply to persons born in 2006 or earlier.
For residents of these countries and regions, there are no entry restrictions when arriving in Finland from these countries and regions. Please note that all persons arriving in Finland are still bound by the obligations stated in the Communicable Diseases Act. More information about health security measures after border control
If a person arriving in Finland refuses to be tested for COVID-19, they may be punished with a fine.
Updated information about coronavirus situation in Lapland and related news you can find from the Koronaturvallinenlappi.fi website. The website is maintained by the Lapland Healthcare District, Länsi-Pohja Healthcare District and House of Lapland
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