Q&A about travelling and coronavirus

Common questions and answers about how the coronavirus affects travel. Read MoreAboutQ&A about travelling and coronavirus »

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 »

Avoid all travel to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mosambik ja Malawi

Based on the recommendations of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs recommends avoiding all travel to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mosambik and Malawi

Updated 29.11: Added to the list  Mosambik ja Malawi

A new variant of COVID-19, known as B.1.1.529, which has numerous mutations to the spike protein, has been detected in South Africa and Botswana. Due to the mutations, it is feared that the variant may spread effectively.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice for individual countries.