Finnish citizens and their family members always have the right to return to Finland, and everyone has the right to leave Finland if they so wish, provided that there is no legal impediment to this. Also persons arriving in Finland from the EU and Schengen countries can enter into the country without travel restrictions. Please note that all persons arriving in Finland are still bound by the obligations stated in the Communicable Diseases Act.
You can enter Finland from all countries if you have received a full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine while taking into account the provisions on the entry of foreign nationals into Finland, e.g. visa requirements.
- A list of vaccines accepted in Finland is provided by the Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL): Which vaccines are accepted at the points of entry into the country?>
- What kind of certificate do I need when entering the country (THL)
If you have any questions about approved vaccines or quarantine and testing requirements, please call the Government COVID-19 helpline at +358 295 535 535 or visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
The Border control officials can assess whether a person who is not a citizen of Finland or a permanent resident meets the conditions of entry if they lack a COVID-19-related certificate.
- The Finnish Border Guard website offers information on who may enter Finland and under what conditions.
- The Finnish Border Guard’s citizen helpline:
+358 295 420 100 (Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The Finnish Border Guard’s citizen helpline is receiving a high number of emails and inquiries and therefore the response time is longer than usual. Please check first the current travel restrictions on Border Guard’s homepage.
Health security at Finland’s borders
When you arrive in Finland from a low-risk country, you will not need to participate in the health security procedures in place at the point of entry. The country of departure refers to the country in which you have mainly resided in befor arriving in Finland.
List of low risk countries> (thl.fi)
When you come to Finland from countries other than those with a low risk of COVID-19 and you were born in 2005 or earlier, you must participate in health security measures organised when entering the country. See THL’s guidelines on their webpages:
Health security measures for those coming from countries other than those with a low risk of COVID-19 >
We recommend the use of the FINENTRY service before entering Finland. With the service you can, for example, book an appointment for a COVID-19 test in Finland. Use of the service, an appointment for a COVID-19 test made through the service, and the test itself are all free of charge.
If you arrived in Finland through Lapland, you can also use the Laplandentry system.
Laplandentry (Lapland Hospital District)
Restrictions on entry at external borders extended until 24 October (Ministry of the Interior 7.10.2021)
Travel to and from Finland>(Finnish Government)
Every person travelling from Finland to another state must check for themselves the restrictions on entry into the destination country. Destination countries may have in force their own restrictions and conditions on entry for travellers.
Updated information on the incidence rates of different countries is available in English on the website of ECDC. At the moment, THL does not maintain a separate table on incidence rates. COVID-19 Situation Dashboard (ECDC)>