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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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland on October 18, 2019

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in the vicinity of the Kammpi Shopping Center 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 ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland on October 14, 2019

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of a scheduled demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on October 14, beginning at 15:30.  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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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (December 21, 2018)

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of a scheduled demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on December 21, beginning at 12:00 p.m.  The demonstration is expected to begin near the Olympic Terminal and proceed toward the U.S. Embassy, located at Itäinen Puistotie. The ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (November 9, 2018)

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of a scheduled non-violent demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on November 9, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The demonstration is expected to begin near the Olympic Terminal and proceed toward the U.S. Embassy, located at Itäinen Puistotie. ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Finland, countrywide Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, ...
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