Entry requirements

Your conditions of entry to Finland are re-evaluated upon  arrival in the country.  In addition to your visa, you are asked to produce a valid passport or travel document, an insurance document for the duration of your stay and the supporting documents.

You must prove that you have enough funds (EUR 30 per day) to support yourself.  The funds need to be sufficient for your stay and return or continuation trip. If you have a valid return ticket, its value reduces the amount of funds you are required to have with you.

You must not have an entry ban to the Schengen area. Your entry into the country can be prohibited also if you are considered to constitute a danger to the public order and security, public health, or Finland's relations with other countries.

Furthermore, your entry may be refused if there is reason to suspect that you intend to earn money by dishonest means.


You can use the FINENTRY service(layout.types.url.description) either before travelling or during your journey to get guidance on travel to Finland, to book an appointment for a coronavirus test in Finland, to receive SMS instructions for arrival to the test and to obtain the result of the test on your mobile.

Extending the visa's validity while in Finland

Local police authorities can extend the visa's period of validity in Finland, if you cannot leave Finland and the Schengen area due to a force majeure or humanitarian reason. 

Decisions on extending the validity of a visa are made by the Police(layout.types.url.description) (Opens New Window).