COVID-19 Information

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Updated: October 13, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Nationally, the number of new infections remains relatively low but has trended upward in recent weeks.  The rising incidence, growing share of positive samples, increasing difficulties to trace sources of infection and growing number of further infections all foreshadow an approaching acceleration stage in the epidemic, according to the Government of Finland.  The Government has implemented temporary restrictions to operating hours and alcohol sales at restaurants and bars.  Travel and attendance at public gatherings are discouraged, while the use of face masks is recommended.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No.

Some exceptions exist for essential travel, transit, work-related travel, those with Finnish residence permits, and family members of Finnish nationals. See more here: https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic

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

Visitors may opt to shorten the recommended 10-day quarantine by taking two voluntary COVID-19 tests.

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

Testing has been offered at airports to some symptomatic travelers. It is voluntary and free of charge.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.

If you arrive in Finland from a travel restricted country (including the United States), it is recommended that you self-quarantine for 10 days. Visitors may opt to shorten this period of isolation by taking two voluntary COVID-19 tests.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • U.S. citizens can obtain COVID-19 tests at various private clinics, including (but not limited to) Mehiläinen, Terveystalo, Aava and Pihlajalinna. Approximate cost of testing is 200 to 250 Euro and must be paid up front.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations:

  • Emergency services for U.S. citizens
  • Most routine services for U.S. citizens (passport, CRBA and notarial)
  • Very limited NIV and IV services for Finnish nationals and permanent residents only (See more here: https://fi.usembassy.gov/visas/)

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