Restrictions on entry into the country to be tightened due to COVID-19 on 12 october

Updated 12.10.2020

List of countries from which you can travel to Finland without restrictions in force from 12 October:

  • Other European countries: the Vatican
  • Residents of non-European countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay

Finnish citizens have the right to return to Finland, and everyone has the right to leave Finland unless the right is restricted by law.
Family members of Finnish citizens will also be permitted to enter the country regardless of their nationality.
A 10-day period of self-isolation is recommended for travellers arriving in Finland from a higher incidence country.

Further information:

PRESS RELEASE 8.10.2020
(Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Ministry of the Interior)

Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic from 12.10.2020 (Finnish Border Guard)

Up-to-date health safety recommendations are available in the instructions issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The situation will be reviewed on a weekly basis, which may result in changes to country-specific restrictions.

The Koronavilkku smartphone app will allow people to participate in preventing the spread of the virus and to protect their own and their loved ones’ health. Through the app, people exposed to the virus can be reached and infection chains can be stopped faster.Koronavilkku has been published in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Further information and downloading instructions on the website of Koronavilkku.