Entry restrictions due to COVID-19 to be lifted on 1 July

Restrictions on entry at Finland’s external borders imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted on 1 July 2022. Third-country travellers arriving in Finland will no longer be required to hold vaccination or COVID-19 test certificates, and COVID-19 tests will not be carried out at border crossing points.

Together with the lifting of entry restrictions on 1 July, Finland will remove the restrictions on the receipt of visa applications. 

Internal border control already ended at the beginning of the year.

Information about applying for a visa to Finland on the websites of missions abroad: Finlandabroad.fi(Link to another website.)

Ministry of the Interior press release (Link to another website.)on the end of the COVID-19 restrictions in external border traffic


  • Krista Napola, tel. +358 295 351 908. The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.
  • The Finnish Border Guard gives advice on cross-border traffic to Finland by phone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays between 8.00 and 16.00 at +358 295 420 100. Questions can also be sent by email to rajavartiolaitos@raja.fi.