Instructions for travellers

Avoid unnecessary travel abroad. Kymsote recommends a 14-day period of self-quarantine for passengers arriving in Kymenlaakso from at-risk countries.

General guidelines for passengers

  • 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 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.

FINENTRY service in Kymenlaakso

Kymsote and HUS have adopted the FINENTRY service to speed up border crossing. In the service, persons entering Finland can record the result of a recent coronavirus test carried out in their country of origin and show it at a border crossing point. If no test has been carried out. the service will direct you to a test at the border. If the traveller stays in Finland for more than 72 hours, the service can also be used to book an appointment for a new coronavirus test, for example, in Kymenlaakso. In addition, the service provides information on what coronavirus-related instructions the passenger must follow when arriving in Finland, such as instructions for self-quarantine.

FINENTRY works on mobile devices and browsers, and is free of charge. The use of FINENTRY is voluntary, but we recommend it to anyone who moves across the border for essential reasons. The service accommodates different categories of passengers, such as those arriving in Finland for work, study or other reasons.

Access to the FINENTRY's website.


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 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.