Health-security measures in connection with entry into Finland

The City of Vantaa organizes guidance for those arriving in Finland at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on health-security measures and covid-19 testing, and answers questions and inquiries concerning the Communicable Diseases Act.

After entering Finland:

  • you may have to present certificates of a negative COVID-19 test, a disease had and/or vaccines administered,
  • you may have to take a COVID-19 test,
  • your contact information will be collected.

How do I know whether I have to take a test or not?

You do not have to take a COVID-19 test after entering the country:

  • If you have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus and at least 7 days have passed since the latest vaccine.
  • If you have a certificate of a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease.

You do not have to take a COVID-19 test straight after entering the country, but you must take one COVID-19 test within 3-5 days from arriving in Finland if

  • you have a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, given at max. 72 hours prior to entry into Finland
  • OR a certificate of having the first coronavirus vaccine, taken at last 14 days before entry into Finland.

You must participate in coronavirus tests at both the airport and within 3-5 days from arriving in Finland, if

  • you have not received any coronavirus vaccine
  • you have not had a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease within the past six months
  • you do not have a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, given at max. 72 hours prior to entry into Finland.

The City of Vantaa organizes a free-of-charge COVID-19 test to passengers arriving, when they are required to participate in a test at the airport. After this, you still need to take another COVID-19 test in your municipality of residence or in your temporary municipality of residence within 72-120 hours (3-5 days) from entry into Finland.

We strongly recommend that you avoid contacts with people other than those living in the same apartment, until you have received a negative result of the COVID-19 test conducted within 3-5 days from your entry into Finland. This recommendation to avoid contacts also applies to those born in 2006 and after, arriving in Finland with adults, when the adults in question must, by law, participate in COVID-19 tests in connection with entry into the country. If the adults are not required to take COVID-19 tests, the recommendation to avoid contacts does not apply to them nor to children traveling with them. Avoiding contacts with others is voluntary.

Please note that all the COVID-19 tests in connection with entry into Finland are mandatory, as stipulated by the temporary regulations of the Communicable Diseases Act. Even if you did not receive a separate invitation, you must go to the tests. The tests are free of charge. If an adult person entering Finland refuses to take the mandatory COVID-19 test, they can be fined.

Read more:

Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic as of November 18, 2021 (The Finnish Border Guard)

Travel and the coronavirus pandemic (The National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL)

Air travel during Covid-19 (Finavia)