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.
Due to the prevailing emergency conditions based on the Emergency Powers Act in Finland, Embassy of Finland in Beijing and Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai are suspending visa, residence permit and passport applications until May 1, 2020
The Embassy of Finland in Beijing and the Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai suspend most of the consular and immigration services from March 19 until May 1, 2020. The special arrangements are implemented based on the Emergency Powers Act, which came into force in Finland on March 19, and apply to all Finnish missions around the world.
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.
Update for Customer Service at the Embassy of Finland in Beijing, Consulate General in Shanghai and Visa Application Centers
Due to the current situation relating to coronavirus outbreak and the recommendations by the Chinese government related to Chinese staff and restrictions imposed to travel, the customer service provided by the Embassy of Finland in Beijing and Consulate General in Shanghai have made the following adjustments this week:
Updated Visa Code to apply from 2 February 2020
The EU is revising its Visa Code in order to facilitate visa procedures for travellers and to respond more effectively to the challenges posed by illegal migration. Finland will start applying the new Visa Code on 2 February 2020 together with other Schengen countries.
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