Travel to European Countries

U.S. Embassy Helsinki advises U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Finland to check the expiration date of your passport carefully before traveling this summer.  To enter the Schengen area, including Finland, for short-term tourism or business, your passport must be valid for at least 90 days beyond your intended date of departure from the Schengen area.  For further details about travel to and within the Schengen area, please see the Department of State’s Schengen Fact Sheet.

We recommend that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad.  To ensure that your travel plans are not disrupted, plan ahead to renew your passport before traveling.  Visit our website for more information on applying for a passport in Finland.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Finland enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Finland. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.