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Internal border control will end on 31 January 2022

Publication date 31.1.2022 10.10 | Published in English on 31.1.2022 at 10.24
Press release

Internal border control, which was reinstated for traffic between Finland and all Schengen countries at the end of December, will end on 31 January. In contrast, restrictions on external border traffic will continue until 14 February.

Entry restrictions for non-Schengen EU countries will also be lifted entirely as of 1 February due to the end of internal border control.

Restrictions on external border traffic will continue until 14 February

Those arriving in Finland from outside the EU and the Schengen area are required to present a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of recovery from COVID-19 less than six months prior to entry. In addition, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued less than 48 hours prior to entry. This requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.

The Border Guard will not require the above-mentioned certificates as a prerequisite for entry from the following groups of persons arriving in Finland from third countries: Finnish citizens, foreign nationals residing permanently in Finland, or persons who have an essential reason for entry, such as compelling family matters or another compelling personal reason. 

Requirements under the Communicable Diseases Act apply to all passengers

However, all passengers arriving in Finland are required to comply with the decisions made by the Regional State Administrative Agencies on compulsory health examinations and to present the required certificates as laid down in the Communicable Diseases Act.

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