General guidelines for travelers

Avoid unnecessary travel abroad. The obligations of those arriving in Finland from abroad changed on 12 July 2021.

Travelling in Finland should also be carefully considered and attention should be given to basic matters, such as good hand hygiene, maintaining safety distances and wearing face masks.

When travelling, follow these general instructions:

  • Find out about the entry practices of both Finland and the country of destination. Instructions may change frequently.
  • You travel at your own risk. If you fall ill or need hospital treatment abroad, it will cause you additional costs and delays.
  • Upon leaving Finland, you might need a certificate of a negative COVID19-test result. The test certificate must be obtained from a private health care unit. Kymsote does not provide COVID19-tests for travelers without symptoms. Please note that the certificate is only valid for 72 hours.
  • Find out in advance whether you need a negative COVID19-test in order to get a return trip to Finland.
  • Use the Finentry service, which enables a smooth return to Finland.

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When in self-quarantine, close contact with people outside one’s own household should be avoided. It is important to avoid using public transport. For example, it is not permitted to go to work, shop or hobbies when in self-imposed quarantine. Spending time outdoors is permitted, provided that a distance of, at least, two to five metres can be kept from other people.

A 10-day period of self-quarantine is recommended when a traveller arrives from a country in which the risk of coronavirus infection is higher than in Finland. The situation in different countries is assessed weekly. The latest information on the coronavirus situation and risks in different countries will be updated on the website of the National Institute for Health and Welfare, which should be consulted when travelling is necessary.