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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Finland
Data Last Updated: October 12, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

Finland has reopened its borders to international tourists but has only allowed the entry of those coming from its neighboring countries with relatively low cases of Covid-19 infections. It has also allowed the entry of tourists from a limited number of countries outside the EU, which the EU council deemed "safe".

The Government updates their list of countries regularly and will make a decision on restrictions on entry based on the Covid-19 activity of such countries. 

Check out the Finnish Government website for the latest updates.


Mask Requirement

No mandate or law in place regarding in-public mask wearing.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities permitted most nonessential businesses to reopen, including shops, catering establishments, cultural institutions, and educational facilities, provided they implement strict social distancing and hygiene requirements. 

Gatherings of over 50 people remain prohibited without prior consent from authorities.

Airlines & Transport

Public transport is operational but with restrictions.

Finnair, Finland’s national airline, will be cutting down on flights to Europe in September due to coronavirus travel restrictions. Although travel will still continue to most destinations, the frequency of flights will be reduced.

The airline will be increasing travel frequency to certain domestic flights such as to Kuopio, Ivalo, Kittilä and Kuusamo, while flights to Nice, France and Turku, Finland, will stop altogether.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

10 Countries

Australia

Bulgaria

Japan

New Zealand

Rwanda

Serbia

South Korea

Thailand

Uruguay

Vatican City

Not Allowing Tourists From:

232 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

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Antarctica

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Denmark

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Special Conditions For Tourists From:

1 Countries

China

More Details

Last Updated: October 5, 2020

Finland reopened its borders for tourism to a limited amount of neighboring countries. Finland welcomes tourists from a number of countries where the COVID-19 situation has eased. There is no border control for travelers from these countries and they do not need to self-isolate on arrival in Finland.

Which Countries Are Allowed To Travel To Finland?

Finland announced 2 lists of countries that can enter Finland. A list of EU countries and one for third-party countries outside EU. On June 30, 2020, EU suggested a list of 'approve safe' countries to all EU members. However, Finland has only accepted the suggestion by the EU, but will only allow countries that meet their ‘8 cases per 100,000 persons during the previous 14 days' rule.

Here's the complete list of countries that can visit Finland without restrictions:


October 5 update: Travelers from Lithuania, Poland, and San Marino will no longer be allowed to enter Finland except for essential reasons. The decision was made after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in these three European countries.

Does Finland Have A Mandatory Tests And/Or Quarantine On Arrival?

As of now, there are no mandatory tests or quarantine on arrival for all countries listed above. However, all passengers should expect a health screening from a border officer, as well as agree to temperature scans.

That is to say that passengers arriving from countries not listed on the approved country lists will not be granted entry to Finland.

September 28 update: Starting September 28, entry into Finland from Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, San Marino and the Vatican will NOT be restricted. However, travel restrictions will be put in place for traffic between Finland and Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, except for essential reasons.

Other Restrictions

As per the Government of Finland, the government does not make a general recommendation on the use of face masks, but believes the masks can be used to protect other people in places and situations where it is not possible to avoid close contact. Such situations can arise, for example, in public transport during peak times, where distances cannot be arranged and where longer times are spent.

So to say the least, wearing of masks is encouraged but not Mandatory in Finland.

What's Open in Finland?

  • Public events are allowed but not over to 50 people. Therefore the restrictions apply to public events and public meetings organized indoors and outdoors.
  • The restrictions do not apply to private events, such as private parties or private meetings. The Government recommends, however, that people do not organize private events for more than 50 persons.
  • Places such as museums, theaters, the National Opera, cultural venues, libraries, mobile libraries, services for customers and researchers at the National Archives, hobby and leisure centers, swimming pools and other sports facilities, youth centers, clubs, organizations’ meeting rooms, rehabilitative work facilities, and workshops, among others are open.
  • Camps for children and youth are recommended to operate but in restricted groups of up to 50 persons.
  • Restaurants and cafes throughout the country are allowed to reopen to customers but with certain restrictions. To clarify, food and beverages should only be open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Alcohol beverages are allowed but only in between, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. The maximum number of customers inside restaurants is limited to 50% of the capacity.

For detailed Restriction/Reopening, check out Finland on our live map.

Sources: Visit Finland | Foreigner.FI | um.fi


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Information for Non-Tourists

Travel for all but essential purposes is prohibited from all other countries. Travelers from countries in which restrictions remain in force may be requested to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

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