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COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN FINLAND – UPDATES

 

Due to the SARS-COV-2 outbreak, Finnish authorities have taken various measures to limit the risk of contagion and ensure a safe environment to its population and visitors. As a matter of fact, Finnish Lapland has been a very safe place with only a few marginal Covid-19 cases.

The Finnish government recently softened the travel restrictions to allow visitors, mostly from Europe, to enter and experience our beautiful country! All visitors from Schengen countries, as well as some other countries, will now be allowed to travel to Finland with some conditions applying depending on the Covid-19 situation in the country of departure.

The list of countries for each category (see below) are weekly reviewed and updated by Finnish authorities. To find out the category of your own country, you may check the official map here.

The new rules apply from 23 November 2020. Transition measures will be released for the period of 19 September to 22 November.

EU countries (+ UK) with less than 25 cases per 100 000 inhabitants during the previous 14 days

Visitors from those countries can freely enter Finland without negative testing and/or quarantine

EU countries (+ UK) with more than 25 cases per 100 000 inhabitants during the previous 14 days

A. For a stay that is less than 72 hours: no quarantine is required but travellers must present a fresh negative test result (taken less than 72h prior arrival).

B. For a stay longer than 72 hours: visitors will have to present a fresh negative test result (taken less than 72h prior arrival) and respect a 72h of quarantine upon arrival. After their quarantine, visitors will have to take a second test on spot: if the test is negative, they may then stay as long as they want.

Non-Schengen countries

Residents from some countries are allowed to enter Finland (without quarantine/testing). Those countries are, as of 19 September 2020, Canada, Japan, Australia, Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Other countries are not allowed to enter Finland for leisure purposes. 

WELCOME TO LAPLAND!

We understand that the uncertainty of the current global situation may affect your plans to come to Lapland. For you and your loved ones, we have taken various measures to ensure that all our tours are without any risk of infection. We are also offering a more flexible cancellation policy if you find yourself unable to travel due to Covid-19.