You'll find updated information about coronavirus and travel advice at the Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL), Finnish Government and City of Helsinki.
- THL: Latest news– COVID-19
- Finnish Government: Current restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic
- City of Helsinki: Coronavirus webpage
Information for travelers
Those arriving in Finland are required to present a certificate of a full and valid vaccine course. At least 7 days must have passed since the last vaccine dose has been received. Or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and has gotten one dose of vaccine. Or EU digital COVID certificate that proves the person has recovered from covid-19 within 6 months. In addition to the aforementioned requirements, the person must present a negative covid-19 test result of less than 48 hours. The result of a PCR or an Antigen test is accepted. You can read practical travel information for international leisure travelers on VisitFinland.com.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare publishes up-to-date health information related to traveling to Finland during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more detailed official information on travel to Finland and the coronavirus situation in Finland, please refer to the website of the Border Guard.
FINENTRY is a digital service that makes it easier to travel to Finland and manage the coronavirus testing that may be required for entry. When in Finland, download the local virus tracing app called Koronavilkku produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you are in Finland and you suspect that you might contracted COVID-19, use the Coronavirus symptom checker to first assess your condition, if possible. If the symptom checker advises you to contact a health care professional, you'll find a list of private operators for example on VisitFinland.com.
Health care and service information for residents of Helsinki
The City of Helsinki's coronavirus website features a chronological list of municipal news items associated with the outbreak, helplines offering assistance, and other useful instructions and information.
Restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic
In Uusimaa region, where Helsinki is situated, the restrictions on all indoor public meetings and general meetings including all sports and recreational facilities have been lifted. Health security must still be ensured in the use of the facilities.
Restaurants have the right to require the use of the COVID-19 passport during their opening hours throughout the country. The obligation to observe the general hygiene guidelines and to keep a safe distance will remain in force in all regions until the end of March
If you are visiting Helsinki and need tips about restaurants and other services, you can contact Helsinki Tourist information via the chat function on MyHelsinki.fi or through other channels, or by visiting the service point. Find complete contact information here.
General health and safety measures and recommendations
General health and safety measures regarding coronavirus in Finland include maintaining a safe distance from other people and observing good hand and respiratory hygiene. Finnish health authorities recommend using face masks in public transport and in other situations where it is difficult to maintain safe distances from other people.
Getting around Helsinki
Please pay attention to the tips for safe travel when using public transport:
- Only travel if you are healthy.
- Wear a face mask if possible.
- Remember to keep your distance.
- Cough into a tissue or your sleeve.
- Remember to wash your hands.
- Use mobile payment.
Helsinki Tourist Information
In the summer 2022 you can get information from the green-clad Helsinki Helpers who patrol the streets and points of interest, and the pavilion on the Lyypekinlaituri pier next to the Old Market Hall as well as the Info Container by the Töölönlahti Bay. Helsinki Tourist Information Office at the Helsinki Central Railway Station is permanently closed.
The Pavilion, Lyypekinlaituri peer (from the 16th of May until the 30th of September 2022)
The Info Container, Töölönlahti Bay Park (from the 1st of June until the the 30th of August 2022)
Mon-Sun from 9.30-16
All our services will be carried out concerning safety matters and we kindly ask all our visitors to follow the safety and hygiene instructions carefully.
Helsinki Tourist Information's electronic service channels are open daily 9 am - 4 pm.
Telephone service: 09 3101 3300
E-mail: [email protected]
Chat: the service is open on the myhelsinki.fi page
You can also contact us via the My Helsinki and Visit Helsinki Facebook pages.