Advice for crossing state or territory borders in Australia
As a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), several Australian states/territories have restricted travel across their borders. Finnish citizens and residents of Finland are advised to refer to the information in this article if they intend to cross state or territory borders in Australia.
If you are travelling abroad, return to Finland!
Due to the prevailing emergency conditions based on the Emergency Powers Act, the Government has decided to restrict traffic at Finland’s external borders starting on Thursday 19 March at 00.00. Finns travelling abroad are encouraged to return to Finland as soon as possible.
Travel restrictions for transiting passengers
Travel restrictions on transiting passengers are in effect at major transit destinations as a precaution against the spread of the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please refer to the information below concerning transit restrictions at airports between Australia and Finland.
Finland suspends the reception and processing of ordinary visa and residence permit applications in the missions
Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland, in line with the rest of the Schengen countries, has suspended the reception of normal visa applications in Finland’s missions with immediate effect from 19 March until further notice.
Coronavirus advice for travellers: Ministry for Foreign Affairs monitors coronavirus situation
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Finland’s Missions are monitoring the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), and they are in constant contact with key actors with regard to the situational picture and any necessary measures.
Finland through the eyes of a 15-year-old exchange student: part 2
Are you curious to know what does Finland look like through the eyes of a 15-year-old Australian girl? Abigail Barrett is currently on a high school exchange in Naantali, Finland for a year, and in this series, she shares her experiences with us.
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