Under the Midnight Sun in Lapland Finland

Covid-19 & Travel to Lapland 

(From VisitFinland.com):

Finland welcomes all fully vaccinated travelers and travelers from low-risk countries

As of 26 July 2021, travel to Finland is possible for all travelers who meet the following health requirements:

  • You can present a certificate of having received the full COVID-19 vaccines 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory testing for people who meet this requirement. Please refer to the Finnish institute for health and welfare for the approved vaccines.
  • You arrive in Finland from a low-risk country. No certificate is required for persons arriving in Finland from low-risk countries and regions. Find more information about the low-risk countries on the Finnish institute for health and welfare website
  • Children born in 2006 or thereafter are not required to take part in a health examination or a COVID-19 test.

Please note: The certificate needs to be in either English, Finnish or Swedish. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

Traveling directly to Lapland? Check out Lapland Entry.

Travelling from EU or Schengen countries to Finland

The Finnish Border Guard has discontinued its internal border controls within the Schengen area. As of 26 July 2021, travel to Finland is possible for travelers from EU and Schengen countries who meet the following health requirements:

  • You can present a certificate of having received the full COVID-19 vaccines 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory testing for people who meet this requirement. Please refer to the Finnish institute for health and welfare for the approved vaccines.
  • You can present a certificate showing that you have recovered from the COVID-19 disease within 6 months prior to arriving in Finland. There is no mandatory testing for people who meet this requirement.
  • You have received one COVID-19 vaccine shot at least a 14 days prior to arriving in Finland. In this case, you must also take a COVID-19 test 3–5 days after arriving in Finland. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result. Please refer to FINENTRY for information on COVID-19 testing locations.  Please refer to the Finnish institute for health and welfare for the approved vaccines.
  • You can present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken before entering Finland. In this case, you must also take a COVID-19 test 3–5 days after arriving in Finland. You must avoid contact with others and remain at home or in your place of accommodation until you receive confirmation of a negative test result. Please refer to FINENTRY for information on COVID-19 testing locations.
  • Children born in 2006 or thereafter are not required to take part in a health examination or a COVID-19 test.

Please note: The certificate needs to be in either English, Finnish or Swedish. A certified translation can also be used as a certificate. The certificate can also be an EU digital Covid certificate.

Traveling directly to Lapland? Check out Lapland Entry.

Travelling from outside of the EU or Schengen area to Finland

Leisure travel to Finland from outside the EU and Schengen area is not possible unless you are fully vaccinated or are arriving from a low-risk country. Please check the Finnish Border Guard’s website, whether you are allowed to enter Finland.

Further information

For official information and more details on these entry requirements, please refer to the Finnish Border Guard and the Finnish institute for health and welfare. More information on entry requirements is also available on the Finnish Government’s COVID-19 pages.

Traveling directly to Lapland? Check out Lapland Entry.

COVID-19 testing in Finland

Testing in arrival:

If you need to take COVID-19 test when arriving in Finland please refer to the FINENTRY for managing the coronavirus testing required for entry.

Testing for departure:

If you feel sick when traveling in Finland and wish to be tested or if you need a test for returning to you home country, please see the list of private operators here:

Helsinki-Vantaa airport:

Other locations:

Traveling directly to Lapland? Check out Lapland Entry.

Are you ready to explore Finnish Lapland?

Welcome to the official travel website for Finnish Lapland, the home of Santa Claus, the last wilderness in Europe, and part of the Sámi homeland. Lapland is a destination above ordinary, full of contrasts and unique natural phenomena: Midnight Sun, Polar Nights, autumn colors, Northern Lights, and Arctic cites nestled among Ice Age fells.

If you’re looking for the frosty bite of a reindeer sleigh ride or the soft heat of a traditional sauna, you might be ready. If you want to explore the wilderness during a white summer night and meet Santa any time of year, you might be ready.

If you’re done with the ordinary, you might just be ready for Finnish Lapland.

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