Partially Open


  • MasksRecommended
  • COVID TestRecommended
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineRecommended for some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: February 24, 2021
Reviewed: February 25, 2021


Finland is allowing travel to and from some countries, while internal restrictions are gradually lifted.

Can I travel to Finland?

  • Anyone from the following countries can travel to Finland for leisure:

    • Vatican City 🇻🇦
    • Australia 🇦🇺
    • New Zealand 🇳🇿
    • South Korea 🇰🇷
    • Singapore 🇸🇬
    • Thailand 🇹🇭
    • Iceland 🇮🇸
  • Non-Finnish family members of Finish citizens and residents can also enter Finland, including unmarried partners, based on a declaration. In some cases, additional information may be requested.
  • Flights from South Africa are suspended.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Finland?

  • Anyone arriving to Finland, is recommended to self-quarantine for 10 days.
  • Workers arriving from Norway are exempt from this recommendation.
  • Arrivals from the UK, Ireland and South Africa must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Finland?

  • All arrivals are required to present negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Arrivals by private car are exempt.
  • It is possible to shorten the quarantine period if:

    • presenting a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, or taking one upon arrival
    • taking a second test within 72 hours of arrival

Is public transportation open in Finland?

Public transportation in Finland is operating in reduced capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Finland?

Restaurants, cafes and bars are open, under social distancing regulations.

Are businesses and attractions open in Finland?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in most of Finland are open, under social distancing regulations.
  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Helsinki are closed.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Finland?

Wearing face masks is recommended when social distancing can't be maintained.

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