Embassy of Finland, Tokyo
Q&A about travelling and coronavirus
We have put together frequently asked questions with answers about travel and coronavirus.
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.
Limited consular operations due to coronavirus outbreak
The Embassy of Finland in Tokyo has for the time being limited consular operations only to Finnish citizens with a pre-booked appointment. All other services, including residence permit and regular Schengen visa applications, have been suspended.
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.