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COVID-19 Information
May 25, 2023

Update on Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Non-Immigrant Travel:

Starting May 12, 2023, non-citizen non-immigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic will no longer be in effect when the Presidential Proclamation Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is revoked.

Please see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/05/01/the-biden-administration-will-end-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-federal-employees-contractors-international-travelers-head-start-educators-and-cms-certified-facilities/ 

More information:

Country-Specific Information

Travelers arriving in Finland are no longer required to hold vaccination or COVID-19 test certificates, and COVID-19 tests are not carried out at border crossing points. Travelers arriving from non-EU and non-Schengen countries must still have acceptable travel documents such as a passport and any necessary visas. Updates to these guidelines should be checked with the Finnish Border Guard.

EU COVID-19 passports are no longer in use in Finland to gain access to public events. U.S. citizens who were vaccinated in Finland may get a digital certificate from My Kanta. U.S. citizens residing in Finland but vaccinated outside of the EU may request an EU Digital COVID Certificate from their municipality, if available. More information can be found on the websites of municipalities in Finland such as Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in FinlandYes 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 24 hours? Yes 
  • U.S. citizens can obtain COVID-19 tests via various private clinics, including (but not limited to) MehiläinenTerveystaloAava, Pikkujätti, and Pihlajalinna.  
  • There is also an option for departing passengers at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport:
    • Private provider Aava Medical Centre offers testing (PCR and antigen) at the airport. The center is open Mondays 04.30-17.00 and Tue-Sun 05.00-17.00 and is located at Terminal 2, 3rd floor.
  • Approximate cost of private testing is 100 to 300 Euro and must be paid up front.
  • Test results are normally delivered via text message or by email.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No

Consular Operations

U.S. citizen services:

  • Emergency services: Available for U.S. citizens in distress. Please contact us.
  • Passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad: Appointments are available, but please note that wait times are currently longer than normal due to increased demand. Those seeking an earlier appointment should check the online scheduling system often for cancellations and openings.
  • Emergency passport appointments: Available only in the event of life-or-death emergency involving the traveler (and will require evidence of such). Please contact us through our U.S. Citizens Services Navigator (Google Forms) should you have a life-or-death emergency involving the traveler.
  • Renunciation or relinquishment of U.S. citizenship: Please use our U.S. Citizens Services Navigator (Google Forms) to learn about appointment scheduling.
  • Notarial services: Please check our website for available appointments.

Immigrant visa services:

Non-immigrant visa services:

  • Interview appointments are available for non-immigrant visa services. Please utilize the mail-in option if you are eligible; note that a much wider scope of applicants are now eligible for interview waiver, including certain first-time applicants. Those requiring in-person interview appointments should prepare for significant wait times.