Border checks have returned to pre-pandemic procedures

Updated 30.6.2022

As of July 1, border checks will return to pre-pandemic procedures

This means that passangers arriving in Finland will no longer be required to hold vaccination or COVID-19 test certificates, and COVID-19 tests will not be carried out at border crossing points.

Border checks will return to pre-pandemic procedures.  For more information about the required travel document, see passports and other travel documents.

Health security measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic at Finland’s border crossing points are also coming to an end

From Friday 1 July, the EU Digital COVID Certificate is no longer used in Finland and 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.

Travel recommendations for travellers leaving Finland

Countries may have different practices and rules for COVID-19 certificates that people need to follow when crossing borders. Every person travelling from Finland to another state must check for themselves the restrictions on entry into the destination country.

For example, some countries may require the EU Digital COVID Certificate to enter the country. The EU Digital COVID Certificate will continue to be issued for travel purposes at least until the end of June 2023. EU Digital COVID Certificates will be issued until 30 June 2023 (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)

The Re-open EU website compiles information on travel instructions and restrictions in place in the EU Member States. Each Member State defines in its own legislation how COVID-19 certificates are used nationally.

Entering Finland and travelling abroad (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland)