Finnish Embassy follows the travel situation in Great Britain: All passenger flights from Great Britain to Finland are suspended until 18.1.2021.
In accordance with an opinion issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Traficom has decided to extend the suspension of passenger flights to Finland until 18 January 2021. Some EU-countries might accept travel from the UK for EU citizens. Please always the check the entry requirements (incl. the requirements for COVID-19 test certificate) with the authorities of your destination country and your airline.
In accordance with an opinion issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has decided to extend the passenger flight suspension period until 18 January 2021.
More information: Suspension of Passenger Flights from the UK to Finland to Continue until 18 January (in Finnish)
The Embassy follows the restrictions in the UK. We update information on new restrictions on our website and our social media channels.
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Finnish citizens in the UK (also permanent residents) are strongly encouraged to make a Travel Notification (matkustusilmoitus). We send situational updates by text messages through this service. You can submit the travel notification here.
Traficom (Finnish Transport and Communications Agency) has decided suspend passenger flights from the UK to Finland until 18.1.2021. Please always check the most up to date information on flights from your airline. The Embassy will follow updates on possible alternative routes and endeavors to share information on these. Travelers should principally look for alternative routes themselves.
Some countries may accept travel and transit from the UK to other countries. Please always the check the entry requirements (incl. the requirements for COVID-19 test certificate) with the authorities of your destination country and your airline. See e.g. the following press release from the French Embassy on admitting EU-travellers from the UK and the press release from the Dutch government. You can also check GOV.UK's travel advice website for possible other routes, eg. from Estonia and Latvia.
Some pharmacies in the UK might offer COVID-19 test services for travelling. Please always check the requirements for your COVID-19 test certificate with your airline.
Please note that from 18th January, all travellers to England and Scotland are required to prove negative COVID-19 test result taken no longer that 72hrs before travel. More information form GOV.UK -website.
If you have a travel insurance, please contact your insurance company for any cost claims (e.g. hotel costs). During national lockdown some hotels may be open for emergency situations such as this.
The Finnish Church in London (phone +44 (0)7976 521 105) ) may also be able to helps stranded Finns. The church has capacity to provide emergency accommodation, although the current coronavirus restrictions limit their capability.
In case of illness
If you are and ill and have a travel insurance, please contact your insurance company for any healthcare cost claims.
In emergencies, EU citizens can get still healthcare in the UK with their European Health Insurance cards (EHIC).
Contact your local NHS provider’s Walk in centre. https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/other-services/Walk-in%20centre/LocationSearch/663
If you suspect that you have coronavirus, you can find more information about tests here: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Contact details in case of an emergency
You can contact the Embassy by emailing [email protected] and [email protected]. If you have a very urgent issue or in emergency situations, you can contact us by phone from Monday to Friday 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm on +44 (0)20 7838 6200.
When the Embassy is closed, Finnish citizens can contact the Foreign Ministry’s 24/7 service in emergency situations only: by phone +358 9 1605 5555 or by emailing [email protected].
Finnish Embassy's telephone switch is exceptionally open on 9th and 10 Jan 10am-1pm.