31st March: Kindly see the circular note: https://um.fi/circular-notes, including information on extension of the current restrictions until 13 May 2020 and to introduce some additional restrictions in order to slow down the spread of coronavirus infections in Finland.

 

Border traffic will continue to be restricted at the internal and external borders of Finland until 13 May 2020.

 

The Government also decided to begin preparing tighter limits to traffic at the national borders in the north and west, and to terminate the carriage of passengers in sea transport, with the exception of goods and freight transport.

 

Additional information:

https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/current-issues/press-releases

https://vnk.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/ulkomailta-saapuvien-kontrolli-tiukentuu

 

Movement restrictions to and from Uusimaa region in Finland as from 27 March until 19 April 2020

See: https://um.fi/circular-notes that includes information on the movement restrictions to and from Uusimaa region in Finland as from 27 March until 19 April 2020 subject to the decision of the Parliament on the 26th of March. Further information is available on the website of the Government of Finland:

https://vnk.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/uudellemaalle-liikkumisrajoituksia-hallitus-paatti-uusista-lisatoimista-koronaepidemian-leviamisen-estamiseksi.

 

So, after the entry into force of the movement restrictions, the residents of Uusimaa must stay in the Uusimaa region. The restrictions do not apply to movement within Uusimaa. Residents of other regions are not allowed to visit Uusimaa. However, the foreigners who return to their home country via Helsinki-Vantaa Airport or Ports of Helsinki from outside Uusimaa region are permitted to exit via Uusimaa.  Please note that the person must be able to prove his/her intention to leave Finland (eg. by a ticket or other reliable document). In this case, the reason for travelling should be transit for leaving the country.

 

For your information a press release of the National Police Board: https://www.poliisi.fi/about_the_police/press_releases/1/0/restrictions_on_movement_to_be_introduced_in_uusimaa_-_police_urge_everyone_to_do_their_best_to_prevent_the_spread_of_coronavirus_88867.

Information on traffic restrictions at the Finnish borders as from 19 March 2020

Finland has closed its borders and suspended travel to Finland until 13 April 2020. This applies to everyone except Finnish citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in Finland.

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Guidance for travelers to Finland

Further information is available on the website of the Government of Finland at https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/frontpage and on the website of the Finnish Border Guard at https://www.raja.fi/en

Circular Note Covernment decision 180320

Translation Gov decision

Border Guard guidelines 180320

Memorandum

 

Useful links:

https://vnk.fi/en/frontpage (Prime Minister’s Office)

https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)

https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport)

https://www.raja.fi/en (The Finnish Border Guard)

https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en (Website of the City of Helsinki)

https://www.poliisi.fi/coronavirus_info (Police)

https://intermin.fi/en/frontpage (Ministry of the Interior)