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Finland

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1 October 2021


Certificate adoption

Yes, passengers who hold a valid EU COVID Vaccination Passport.


Instrument type

Immunity and vaccination based

  • The EU’s Digital COVID-19 certificate contains three different certificates:
    • A certificate for being vaccinated against COVID-19
    • A certificate of a negative test result
    • A certificate of having recovered from COVID-19.”

Certificate details

The EU COVID-19 certificate includes the following information on the COVID-19 vaccinations

  • The name and date of birth of the person who is vaccinated
  • Information on the vaccine that is given. If two vaccine doses have been given, the information is given only about the second dose.
  • Information on the number of doses the person has received.
  • Identifying data of the certificate, such as information on the organisation administering the vaccine

Certificate format

Digital or paper format

  • It is recommended to use a certificate downloaded from My Kanta Pages and shown on a smartphone. You can also print out the certificate from My Kanta Pages yourself.If the person is unable to obtain a certificate from My Kanta Pages, they must contact the healthcare service and request a printed certificate. Persons who are unable to use My Kanta Pages or authorise another person to use it on their behalf can get a paper COVID certificate from a healthcare provider.

Entry protocol

  • The passenger is not required to have a certificate or COVID-19 test from 1 September onwards when the country or region of departure before arriving in Finland is
    • Hong Kong, China, Macao, Malta, Taiwan, Hungary, New Zealand, Poland or the Vatican, or the Norwegian municipalities of Storfjord, Kåfjord, Nordreisa, Kautokeino, Karasjok, Tana, Nesseby or Sør-Varanger or the Swedish municipalities of Haparanda, Kiruna, Pajala or Övertorneå.So The countries listed in the Decree are referred to as countries with a low risk on this page will enter into force on 1 September 2021. and the new decree will remain in force until 15 October 2021.”
  • We recommend the use of the FINENTRY service before entering Finland. With the service you can, for example, book an appointment for a COVID-19 test in Finland. Use of the service, an appointment for a COVID-19 test made through the service, and the test itself are all free of charge.
  • If you were born in 2005 or earlier and arrive in Finland from a country other than one with a low risk of COVID-19, on entry
    • your corona-related certificates may be checked
    • you may be tested for covid-19 virus
    • your contact details may be collected.
    • Residents of EU countries may present the EU COVID-19 certificate on entry.”
  • When you arrive in Finland from a country other than one with a low risk of COVID-19 and you have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination course and the last vaccination dose was given at least 14 days ago, or a certificate of a laboratory confirmed coronavirus disease that has been diagnosed within 6 months, you do not need to participate in coronavirus tests when entering the country.
  • When you arrive in Finland from a country other than one with a low risk of COVID-19 and you have a certificate of a negative result in a coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before the arrival in Finland OR of the first dose of a coronavirus vaccination course obtained at least 14 days before arrival, you must participate in a coronavirus test within 3 to 5 days, i.e., no earlier than 72 hours and no later than 120 hours after arriving in Finland.
  • When you come to Finland from a country other than one with a low risk of COVID-19 and you do not have any of the above certificates, you must participate in a coronavirus test both at the point of entry and within 3 to 5 days after arriving in Finland
    If the coronavirus test cannot be arranged at the point of entry, you must apply for the test both within 24 hours and within 72 to 120 hours (3 to 5 days) after entering the country.
  • We strongly recommend that you avoid contacts with others until you have received a negative result for the test taken 3 to 5 days (72 to 120 hours) after entering the country.
    We strongly recommend remaining inside and avoiding using public transport or visiting your workplace, a shop, your hobbies or anywhere else outside your home. It is a good idea to agree with your employer on how to avoid contacts.

 


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

  • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty)
  • COVID‑19 vaccine developed by Moderna (Spikevax)
  • COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • COVID-19 vaccine developed by Janssen-Cilag (Johnson&Johnson)”

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

  • 1 dose :
    • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)
  • 2 doses :at least 14 days have passed since the last vaccine dose has been received.”
    • Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech)
    • COVID-19 Vaccine Spikevax (previously Moderna)
    • Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca)
    • BIBP/Sinopharm
    • COVISHIELD™
    • CoronaVac

Border status

Partial open. Here’s the following details:

  • Vaccinated travellers from Schengen territories listed below can enter Finland completely restriction-free.(provided that at least 14 days have passed since the last vaccine dose has been received).
    • Austria Belgium The Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland.
    • Citizens of the following EU countries outside the Schengen Zone can also enter Finland without being subject to any restrictions. Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Ireland Romania
  • Traffic between the Nordic country and Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, and the Vatican City State is also permitted without restrictions.”
  • Residents from the following territories are also allowed to enter Finland without additional requirements upon their arrival, “while considering the provisions on the entry of foreign nationals into Finland.” Azerbaijan, Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Brunei, Japan, Canada, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.
  • Travellers from countries in which the COVID-19 is widely spread are not permitted to cross Finland’s border restriction-free.such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, and Turkey However, rules do not affect travellers who hold a valid vaccination certificate. and Exemptions will also be applied to citizens who need to enter Finland for “necessary reasons.”

 


Remarks

Travellers from countries in which the COVID-19 is widely spread are not permitted to cross Finland’s border restriction-free.such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, and Turkey However, rules do not affect travellers who hold a valid vaccination certificate. and Exemptions will also be applied to citizens who need to enter Finland for necessary reasons.

Here are the specifics for those who are permitted to enter Finland.

1. Return to Finland

  • Finnish nationals and their family members
  • Nationals of EU and Schengen countries residing in Finland and their family members
  • Third-country nationals residing in Finland with a residence permit
  • UK citizens and their family members residing in Finland who the Withdrawal Agreement applies to

2. Return to or through other EU and Schengen countries

  • Nationals of other EU and Schengen countries and their family members
  • Third-country nationals residing another EU or Schengen country with a residence permit
  • UK citizens and their family members residing in Finland who the Withdrawal Agreement applies to

3. Essential reason

  • Work that is significant for the functioning of society or supply security, the implementation of which requires the work performance of a person or persons coming from another country and the work cannot be delayed
  • Health care and rescue service personnel (including first aid) and elderly care professionals during assignments as well as authorative personnel performing essential work tasks
  • Transport and logistics personnel during assignments
  • Diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties
  • State representatives participating in international negotiations and persons engaged in work for international NGOs
  • Persons travelling on a Finnish residence permit
  • Persons in need of international protection or who are travelling for other humanitarian reasons
  • Pressing family matters or other pressing personal reasons
  • Other necessary and justified transport such as representatives of the foreign media; transit of scheduled air services at airports and the arrival of a family member of a Finnish citizen living abroad, the picking of natural products based on the invitation from a company that is committed to a letter of intent, property, residence or secondary residence in Finland.

4. Special groups (such as representatives of culture, sports and business life)