The COVID-19 situation in the United States
The United States has suspended entry for most non-U.S. citizens coming from China, Brazil, Iran, and several European countries, Finland included, with some exceptions depending on your reason for travel and visa status.
UPDATED ON MARCH 15, 2021
The United States entry restrictions do not apply for instance to American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who are returning home to the US.
On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a new presidential proclamation suspending entry to the US of noncitizens who were physically present within the Schengen area during the 14-day period preceding their attempted entry to the country. Some exceptions apply. Read the proclamation and the list of exceptions on the White House websiteLink to another website..
Please contact the US authorities for more information if any questions arise about your entry status.
Travel between Finland and the United States
Air passengers arriving to the US are required to get tested for COVID-19 before their flight. Before boarding a US-bound flight, they are asked to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Read more about the requirements on CDC’s websiteLink to another website..
You can find more information on travel restrictions, self-quarantine when arriving to the US, and possible exemptions on the US Department of Homeland Security’s websiteLink to another website.(Opens New Window). You can also look into the website of the US Embassy in HelsinkiLink to another website. for more information.
CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. Find CDC’S guide to masks on their websiteLink to another website..
Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. and the Consulates General of Finland in New York and Los Angeles are open by appointment only.
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