The temporary sections of the Communicable Diseases Act concerning COVID-19 certificates required when arriving in Finland are no longer in force. Entry into Finland will work in the same manner as before the coronavirus pandemic. Passengers arriving from outside the EU and Schengen area must still have ordinary travel documents, i.e., passports and, if necessary, visas.
Check the required documents on the Finnish Border Guard’s website
Internal border control ended, restrictions on external border traffic continue
Internal border control, which was reinstated for traffic between Finland and all Schengen countries at the end of December, ended on 31 January. In contrast, restrictions on external border traffic will continue at least until 10 April 2022.
Those arriving in Finland from outside the EU and the Schengen area are required to present a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of recovery from COVID-19 less than six months prior to entry. In addition, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued less than 48 hours prior to entry. This requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.
The Border Guard will not require the above-mentioned certificates as a prerequisite for entry from the following groups of persons arriving in Finland from third countries: Finnish citizens, foreign nationals residing permanently in Finland, or persons who have an essential reason for entry, such as compelling family matters or another compelling personal reason.
However, all passengers arriving in Finland are required to comply with the decisions made by the Regional State Administrative Agencies on compulsory health examinations and to present the required certificates as laid down in the Communicable Diseases Act.
Ministry of the Interior 10.March: Restrictions on external border traffic extended until 10 April
Ministry of Foreingn Affairs 11.2.: Restrictions on external border traffic extended until 13 March
Ministry of the Interior 27.1.2022: Internal border control will end, restrictions on external border traffic will continue until 14 February
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Finnish institute for health and welfare: Travel and the coronavirus pandemic
The instructions for border traffic issued by the Border Guard
Both ports and shipping companies are prepared for safe passenger traffic in many ways. We are working in close cooperation with the authorities to ensure that traffic is safe. Passengers should also familiarise themselves with instructions issued by the authorities and comply with the hygiene and health regulations put in place by the authorities.
Health examinations at passenger ports
The City of Helsinki's Social Services and Healthcare is responsible for the health advice points at Port of Helsinki.
t is your responsibility to get tested for coronavirus when instructed to do so.
Certificates are not required for children born in 2007 or later.
Travelling to Estonia?
Check out the instructions for entry:
Travelling and border-crossing
The Health Board’s self-service portal
Coronavirus information by the shipping companies:
Details on travelling need to be checked directly on shipping company’s website.
Traffic at Vuosaari Harbour
Traffic at the Vuosaari Harbour continues normally with the exception of:
- Sea Wind, operating the route between Vuosaari and Muuga, not taking on any passengers for the time being.
- Finbo Cargo transports passengers and cargo from the port of Vuosaari to the port of Muuga. (On Saturdays at 10 am departures are driven to Tallinn Terminal A.)
Vuosaari Harbour real-time situational status:
The passenger traffic has practically stopped and the state of emergency can also be seen at the amount of cargo traffic.
• Port of Helsinki traffic statistics are published once a month.
- Finnish Government, information on coronavirus
- Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, latest updated on coronavirus
- Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: Instructions for passengers and employees arriving in Finland
- Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Finland: Entering Finland and travelling abroad
Inquiries concerning restrictions on ship traffic, please contact the Prime Minister’s Office.
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Published March 18, 2020. Last updated 20 July 2022: The temporary sections of the Communicable Diseases Act concerning COVID-19 certificates required when arriving in Finland are no longer in force. Entry into Finland will work in the same manner as before the coronavirus pandemic