COVID-19 Information

Updated: October 15, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. This includes U.S. citizens and travelers who have been vaccinated. The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test ...
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Update on Non-Immigrant Visa Services for Summer & Fall 2021 (July 22, 2021)

The pandemic continues to severely impact the number of visas our embassy is able to process. We are making significant efforts with constrained resources. However, capacity remains extremely limited for all non-immigrant visa interview appointments. Please note that all available non-immigrant visa appointments for August and September 2021 are filled.  At this time, we do not ...
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Update on Non-Immigrant Visa Services for Students & Exchange Visitors (June 15, 2021)

The pandemic continues to severely impact the number of visas our embassies and consulates abroad are able to process. We are making significant efforts with constrained resources to safely return to pre-pandemic workload levels. However, capacity is extremely limited for all non-immigrant visa interview appointments, including students, through at least the end of the summer. ...
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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021) 

Location:  Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.  Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ...
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Update on Visa Services (November 30, 2020)

In accordance with Department of State and Government of Finland health guidelines, the embassy’s consular section is operating at reduced capacity due to Covid-19 precautions and restrictions. The consular section anticipates demand for consular services during the winter holiday period will far exceed available resources.  As a result, we will continue to provide a reduced level ...
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Consular Update Regarding Novel Coronavirus (July 16, 2020)

Information for visa applicants: As of August 03, 2020, the United States Embassy in Finland is resuming certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including: F, M, and some J visa applications.  While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to ...
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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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COVID-19 Update (March 12, 2020)

Global efforts are focused on lessening the spread and impact of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. The President is deploying the full range of U.S. resources to contain and prevent the spread not just at home, but also across the globe. The U.S. Embassy in Helsinki appreciates the efforts of the Finnish government and health officials ...
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