Internal border controls have been discontinued, but all persons arriving in Finland are still bound by the obligations stated in the Communicable Diseases Act.
Internal border controls have been discontinued as of 26 July 2021. This means that traffic from EU- and Schengen countries to Finland is allowed without restrictions.
Restrictions on traffic over external borders still continue for many countries of departure (see Restriction category 2).
Although internal border controls have been discontinued, all persons arriving in Finland are still bound by the obligations stated in the Communicable Diseases Act as well as the instructions provided by the health authorities. See THL’s guidelines on their webpages:Travel and the coronavirus pandemic - Infectious diseases and vaccinations - THL
As of 26 July 2021, persons from all countries are granted right of entry, provided that they can provide a certificate of having received a complete vaccination series of a valid covid-19 vaccine, with the last dose having been administered at least 14 days prior to arrival. A list of vaccines accepted in Finland is provided by the Finnish institute for health and welfare here: Which vaccines are accepted at the points of entry into the country? - Infectious diseases and vaccinations - THL
Exceptions to opening hours of border crossing points
- At the border crossing point of Vartius the opening hours for passenger traffic are 8.00-19.00 Finnish time.
- 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.
- The exceptions to the opening hours do not affect goods traffic.
Press releases related to the Covid-pandemic
Bringing pleasure boats and craft from outside the EU and the Schengen countries for winter maintenance and docking will be possible between 15 September and 31 October 2021
Entry to Finland as of 12.7.
Border Guard citizen helpline in high demand – several days’ wait for responses to enquiries on crossing borders
Passangers can make border controls smoother - EU digital corona certificate introduced
Border crossing instructions for passengers and carriers during the European football championship games in St. Petersburg
Contact information during pandemic for citizens:
- Citizen helpline: +358 295 420 100 (Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- [email protected]
Since internal border controls have been discontinued, the citizen helpline is meant for information regarding traffic over external borders.
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.
If you need information about the Covid-virus, testing requirements, or quarantine, call the Finnish Government's telephone service: +358 295 535 535.
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 8–21 and on Saturdays 9–15.
The service does not provide health advice. If your question concerns a coronavirus infection or your own vaccination, contact a healthcare provider.