Covid-19 Updates

last updated 22 Dec 2020

Finland Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Finland is currently restricted until 12 January 2021, except for the following passengers:

  • Nationals of Finland and their family members;
  • Passengers holding a residence permit issued by Finland and their family members;
  • Passengers arriving from Vatican City (Holy See);
  • Residents of Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore or Thailand, if arriving from one of these countries;
  • Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain Sweden, and Switzerland and their family members, if residing in Finland or returning to their country of residence via Finland;
  • British nationals and their family members, if residing in Finland or returning to their country of residence via Finland;
  • Passengers residing in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom and their family members, if returning to their country of residence via Finland;
  • Passengers traveling to Finland on business, if arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom;
  • Passengers traveling to Finland to study, if arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom;
  • Passengers who carry out essential functions in Finland, including:
    • Healthcare professionals, researchers in the area of health and medical care, and staff working with the care of the elderly;
    • Freight transport and logistics personnel during assignments;
    • Highly skilled workers who need to conduct work that is significant for the functioning of society or supply security, the implementation of which requires the work performance and the work cannot be delayed.

Flights to Finland from the United Kingdom are suspended until 4 January 2021.

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

There are currently no mandatory quarantine/self-isolation requirements for international travelers to Finland. However, the Finnish authorities recommend that all travelers arriving in Finland from “red” or “grey” countries quarantine for a period of 10 days. For a map of the current country classifications, please see here

The quarantine recommendations do not apply to travelers who possess a negative COVID-19 test certificate that was issued within 72 hours of arrival in Finland and who will stay in Finland for less than 72 hours. Similarly exempt from the voluntary quarantine recommendations are cross-border commuter workers from Sweden and Estonia who commute to Finland on a daily or weekly basis.

The 10-day voluntary quarantine period may be shortened as follows:

  • Passengers with a negative coronavirus test certificate that is no more than 72 hours old at the time of arrival in Finland can take another coronavirus test after 72 hours after their arrival.  If the result of this second test is negative, the passengers can stop the voluntary self-quarantine;
  • Passengers who do not have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test from less than 72 hours before can take two COVID-19 tests they must be at least 72 hours apart) while they voluntarily quarantine. If the result of both tests are negative, the voluntary self-quarantine can be stopped.

When waiting for the test results, passengers are recommended to stay in voluntary quarantine at home or in their temporary accommodation (e.g. hotel, etc.).

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at [email protected] for additional information.

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