Messages for U.S. Citizens

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 and 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 not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens.  The Department of Homeland Security has announced that U.S. citizens who have been in the Schengen zone in the last 14 days may only be permitted to arrive at select airports, in order to facilitate enhanced screenings. Visit  for more information.  For health information regarding COVID-19, you will find the most up-to-date information at the CDC’s website  and at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s website at


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).

Previous newsletters are available at the Alerts and Messages page.