Health Alert for April 1, 2020

U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . International commercial flights continue to depart  Helsinki-Vantaa airport  and  Mariehamn airport .  U.S. citizens …

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Health Alert for March 31, 2020

U.S. Embassy Helsinki will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens in Finland have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW).  If different or additional information would be useful, please email us with your suggestions at  HelsinkiACS@state.gov . International commercial flights continue to depart  Helsinki-Vantaa airport  and  Mariehamn airport .  …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Departing Finland for the United States

International commercial flights continue to depart Helsinki-Vantaa airport  and  Mariehamn airport .  U.S. citizens seeking to depart Finland should work with the airlines to arrange travel.  Departing U.S. citizens should monitor the entry and exit requirements of any third country they are transiting, available on the U.S. Embassy’s  COVID-19 Information  page for that country. The Police of Finland have published updated  guidance

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Alert: Uusimaa Travel Restrictions

On March 27, 2020, the Government of Finland enacted movement restrictions on entry to and departure from the Uusimaa region.  These restrictions will be in effect for the period of March 28 to April 19, 2020.  The official announcement may be viewed on the Government of Finland’s  website .  The Police of Finland have provided additional  guidance

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Health Alert

The  Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare  has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Finland. Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Helsinki has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our  website  for additional information. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline. The Department of …

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Alert: Extra Flight to Miami added for March 27, 2020

Finnair has advised the Embassy that it will operate an extra flight to the United States tomorrow.  U.S. Citizens can book a flight to Miami on Mar 27th directly from www.finnair.com . At present, international commercial flights continue to depart  Helsinki-Vantaa airport  through various air carriers. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Finland should work with their chosen airlines to arrange …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Uusimaa Movement Restrictions

On March 25, 2020, the Government of Finland announced movement restrictions on entry to and departure from the Uusimaa region.  These restrictions will be in effect for the period of March 27 to April 19, 2020.  The official announcement may be viewed on the Government of Finland’s  website . Actions to Take: Consult the CDC website for the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flights Remain Available

At present, international commercial flights continue to depart  Helsinki-Vantaa airport  and  Mariehamn airport .  U.S. citizens seeking to depart Finland should work with the airlines to arrange travel.  Departing U.S. citizens should monitor the entry and exit requirements of any third country they are transiting, available on the U.S. Embassy’s  COVID-19 Information  page for that country. Actions to Take: ·         Consult the  CDC website

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Consular Update Regarding Novel Coronavirus (March 16, 2020)

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 13, 2020, the United States Embassy in Helsinki, Finland  is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States (March 13, 2020)

In order to ensure you have the most current information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on travel to the United States, you should visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov . There you will find information about President Trump’s proclamation from March 11 regarding the travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen zone. The restrictions do …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (February 7, 2020) Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 3:00 p.m. this afternoon in front of the Embassy of the United States at Itäinen Puistotie 14 B, 00140  Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration …

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Presidential Proclamation: “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus”

On January 31, 2020, the President issued a Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) titled “ Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus .” “Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation. If you …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

United States Embassy Helsinki, Finland Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections January 21, 2020 Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Finland, countrywide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel and other U.S. citizens in the Republic of Finland are encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Finland, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, in the vicinity of the Chilean Embassy at Erottajankatu 11, 00130  Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Fall 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Fall 2019 (PDF, 3 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Finland Travel Advisory Annual Update

The Travel Advisory for the Republic of Finland was updated on September 27, 2019.  There are no substantive changes from the prior Travel Advisory.  See the full Travel Advisory on travel.state.gov . The Department of State provides safety and security information for every country of the world to help you assess for yourself the risks of …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for October 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the Parliament House in Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations Seminar

U.S. Embassy Helsinki, in collaboration with SAM (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto) and Amcham Finland, will host a lecture commemorating 100 years of U.S. – Finnish diplomatic relations, featuring Dr. Edward Rhodes from the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. The lecture, Freedom & Federalism vs. Fear – Championing Values and Identities in the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Summer 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Summer 2019 (PDF 3.44 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Film Screening of Stonewall Uprising at the National Museum of Finland

June is Pride Month and U.S. Embassy Helsinki, together with the Pride-community, is hosting a screening of the documentary Stonewall Uprising (2010) at the National Museum of Finland on Tuesday, June 25, at 17:00.  Admission to this event is free. Stonewall Uprising (2010): Veteran filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner explore the dramatic event that …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Spring 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Spring 2019 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

May 2, 2019 Location: Finland, countrywide Event:  Finnish press have reported a police investigation into a potential threat against the Iso Omena mall in Espoo to take place on Friday, May 3, 2019.  According to media reports the threat was made on the anonymous Tor network regarding a firearms attack.  Finnish authorities are actively investigating …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Winter 2019

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Winter 2019 (PDF, 1.54 MB)

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

December 7, 2018 Location: Finland, countrywide Event: During the holiday season we remind U.S. citizens in Finland to remain vigilant due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, including holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Fall 2018

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Fall 2018 (PDF, 1 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Summer 2018 (21 August, 2018)

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter Summer 2018

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Spring 2018

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Spring 2018 (PDF, 1.44 MB)

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Accordingly, the total passport fee …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

February 14, 2018 Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Town Hall Invitation

January 03, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Finland is pleased to announce a Town Hall hosted by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Donna Ann Welton on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will include presentations from representatives of the Embassy’s Consular Section and Social Security Administration Federal Benefits Unit. The Town …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Winter 2018

January 3, 2018 Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, Winter 2018 (PDF 1 MB).

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Fall 2017

October 26, 2017 Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter, October 2017 (PDF 989 KB).

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REGISTER with U.S. Embassy Helsinki through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) (August 18, 2017)

U.S. citizens residing in Finland are strongly encouraged to register with U.S. Embassy Helsinki through the Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment program . What is STEP? The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to enroll with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Benefits of enrolling in STEP: Receive the latest safety …

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