The COVID-19 coronavirus 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.
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 July 16th, the US State Department updated their information on exceptions regarding certain travelers' entry to the US. Read more via the links provided:
- Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations (10014 & 10052) Suspending the Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Presenting a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
- National Interest Exceptions for Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland
Please contact the US authorities for more information if any questions arise about your entry status.
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 website. You can also look into the website of the US Embassy in Helsinki for more information.
Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. and the Consulates General of Finland in New York and Los Angeles have opened limited passport services on Monday June 8th, 2020.
It is mandatory to schedule an appointment beforehand. Please schedule your appointment and find out more details via the following link:
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Embassy of Finland, Washington DC
Consulate General of Finland, New York
Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles