Travel restrictions to Finland caused by COVID-19

Travel restrictions to Finland caused by COVID-19

Finnish Government outlined upcoming measures in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Finland.

On 7 May 2020, the Government decided to continue control cross-border traffic until 14 June 2020.

The Finnish border authorities will allow the following at external borders, in other words in traffic between Finland and a non-Schengen State:

Return traffic to Finland

  • Finnish citizens and their family members
  • Citizens of the EU and Schengen States living in Finland and their family members
  • Third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit
  • Other essential traffic is considered, for example if it's related to work that is important for the functioning of society or for security

Read more about external border and internal border restrictions from the Finnish border authorities website.

Finnish citizens and residents should not travel abroad but everyone has the right to leave the country. All passengers who are returning Finland must restrict unnecessary close contacts and enter self-isolation for 14 days. Under self-isolation, the person is allowed to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons.

Restrictions can change quickly and it's important to follow the latest updates, so you know what to do.

Travel restrictions to Finland and guidelines regarding the novel coronavirus can be found on the following pages:

The Finnish Border Authorities

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Q&A about travelling

Embassy of Finland in Singapore Facebook