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Entry into Finland during coronavirus pandemic

 

Information on the changes that apply to entry to Finland during the Covid-pandemic.

Internal border control will continue until 31 January

Internal border control was reinstated for traffic between Finland and all Schengen countries as of 28 December. The decision will remain in force until 31 January 2022.

Find guidelines for border traffic during pandemic 

 

Exceptions to opening hours of border crossing points 

  • At the border crossing point of Niirala the opening hours for passenger traffic are 9.00−20.00 Finnish time.
  • At the border crossing points of Nuijamaa and Vaalimaa the opening hours for passenger traffic are 7.00−21.30 Finnish time. The border crossing point of Imatra is closed for passenger traffic.
  • At the border crossing points of Raja-Jooseppi and Salla the opening hours for passenger traffic are Mon−Fri 8.00−18.00 and Sat−Sun 9.00−17.00 Finnish time.
  • At the border crossing point of Vartius the opening hours for passenger traffic are 8.00−19.00 Finnish time.
  • The exceptions to the opening hours do not affect goods traffic.
     

Contact information during pandemic for citizens:

Call charges to 0295 numbers.

The Finnish Border Guard's citizen helpline is receiving a high number of emails and inquiries and therefore the response time is longer than usual. Please check first the current travel restrictions on our homepage.

General Telephone Service and Chat

On the telephone service of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (Tel. 0295 535 535) and on chat you can get general information on the coronavirus, coronavirus vaccines, and advice on the use of the Koronavilkku app.

Weekdays 8–18 and on Saturdays 9–15.

The chat on the website of the Finnish Government.  

The service does not provide health advice. If your question concerns a coronavirus infection or your own vaccination, contact a healthcare provider.