July 7, 2021

Latest update 9 July 2021. 

From 12 July to 25 July 2021: 
Finland welcomes fully vaccinated travelers and travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 from EU and Schengen countries.

Until 25 July, leisure travel to Finland possible from EU and Schengen countries as well as Andorra, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus and Monaco when the following health requirements are met:

  • You can present a certificate of having received the full Covid-19 vaccines 14 days prior to arriving in Finland.
  • You can present a certificate showing that you have had the Covid-19 disease and have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot at least a week prior to arriving in Finland.
  • You can present a certificate of having had the Covid-19 disease under 6 months prior to arriving in Finland. You must have fully recovered and present no symptoms.
  • You have received only one dose of vaccination no less than 14 days before traveling. In this case, you are required to have a Covid-19 test taken within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) after arrival. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare recommends avoiding contact with other people until receiving confirmation of a negative test result. Please refer to FINENTRY for information on Covid-19 testing locations.
  • Please refer to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare for the approved vaccines.
  • You have a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test. In this case you must have a new Covid-19 test taken within 72-120 hours (3-5) days after arrival. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare recommends avoiding contact with other people until receiving confirmation of a negative test result. Please refer to FINENTRY for information on Covid-19 testing locations.

The certificate needs to be in either English, Finnish or Swedish. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

Those who arrive in Finland without proof of vaccination, a negative Covid-19 test or recovery from Covid-19 must be tested as soon as they arrive in Finland and a second time within 3–5 days. The tests are free of charge. Please avoid contact with others while waiting for your test results. (Source: Finnish Government.)

There is no mandatory testing for people traveling for leisure from EU and Schengen countries who fulfil the above mentioned health requirements.

Neglecting to undergo the required Covid-19 tests is a punishable offense.

For official information and more details on these entry requirements, please refer to the Finnish Border Guard and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. More information on entry requirements is also available on the Finnish Government’s COVID-19 pages.

Until 25 July, Finland welcomes residents of countries/regions where the Covid-19 incidence level is less than 25 cases per 100 000 inhabitants to travel to Finland without requirements for vaccines or testing. These countries and regions are listed on Visit Finland website.

Please note that some transport companies (airlines, cruise lines) may require certificates of COVID-19 tests or vaccines before boarding. Please refer to your transport provider for more detailed information. As of 12 July, Finnair will discontinue its requirement for customers to present Covid certificates before boarding flights to Finland. Further information on the Finnair press release.

Latest updates on travelling to Finland on Visit Finland’s website.