Q&A about travelling and coronavirus

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Travel recommendations to be updated for individual countries

In future, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will update its travel advice for each country individually. In our advice, we will continue to take into account the recommendations with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, and the general security situation in the country in question. Read MoreAboutTravel recommendations to be updated for individual countries »

The COVID-19 situation in the United States

On November 8, 2021, the country-specific restrictions will be lifted and those who are fully vaccinated will be able to travel to the United States.

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On November 8, 2021, new travel guidelines will enter into force. Learn more about the guidelines in the October 25 proclamation(layout.types.url.description) and a White House fact sheet(layout.types.url.description).

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Travel between Finland and the United States

Information on travel from Finland to the United States

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Information on travel from the United States to Finland

The restrictions vary by region

In United States the measures and restrictions regarding movement and services depend of the region. Several states have also imposed quarantine requirements on travelers coming from certain states. 

The same applies to the lifting of restrictions and the timetable of the gradual re-opening of the economy. Please follow the local authorities' official websites and/or social media channels for the latest information:

Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

New York 


The CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, collects current, national and regional information on its website(layout.types.url.description).  There you can also find links to the health authorities of different states(layout.types.url.description).

The Embassy of Finland in Washington and the Consulates General of Finland in New York and Los Angeles follow the COVID-19 situation closely on their social media channels (links on the bottom of the page).   

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. In case of an emergency, call 911.

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Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. and the Consulates General of Finland in New York and Los Angeles are open by appointment only.

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Embassy of Finland, Washington DC

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Consulate General of Finland,  New York

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Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles

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