On 19 November, the Finnish Government decided to extend the restrictions on entry into Finland until 13 December 2020. This applies to Schengen countries, non-Schengen EU countries and the United Kingdom.
Free leisure travel to Finland allowed from 8 countries.
Finland welcomes leisure travelers from a number of countries where the coronavirus situation has eased. There is no mandatory quarantine or testing for the residents from these countries on arrival in Finland: the Vatican, Australia, Japan, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and New Zealand.
Restrictions are also lifted for residents of China and for Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions who are travelling from these regions to Finland, provided that reciprocity is confirmed by the Council of the European Union.
Countries’ infections rates are reviewed weekly.
Finnish health authorities will review countries’ infection rates weekly. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s traffic light model show which countries it is possible to travel to Finland from.
Finnish health authorities may enforce mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantines of 10 days on people arriving from travel-restricted countries if there is suspicion that they may have been subjected to the virus, for instance during their flight.
As of 23 November, leisure travel will also be possible from all EU and Schengen countries (including UK) with infection rates above 25 per 100 000 persons. However, travelers from these countries will need to have proof on arrival in Finland of a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours. On arrival in Finland, visitors from these countries are placed in quarantine for 72 hours after which they need to take a second test. After a second negative COVID-19 test result, the person can move around in Finland freely. If the visit to Finland lasts less than 72 hours, no quarantine or second test is required.
Read also updated instructions of the Finnish Boarder Guard to passengers regarding entry to Finland.