This article was originally published on 28 Dec. 2021 and was updated on 11 Feb. 2022 and 19 Jan. 2022 to reflect new information.
11 Feb. 2022 Update: The government of Finland will extend internal border control restrictions with all Schengen Area countries and international travelers until 13 March 2022. Previously, these measures were due to expire on 31 Jan. 2022 but were extended until 14 Feb. 2022.
19 Jan. 2022 Update: The government of Finland will extend internal border control restrictions with all Schengen countries and international travelers until 31 Jan. 2022. Previously, these measures were due to expire on 16 Jan. 2022.
Internal border measures reinstated for travelers arriving from Schengen countries
The government of Finland reinstated internal border control measures between Finland and all Schengen countries beginning 28 Dec. 2021. All travelers who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series, including those arriving from Schengen countries, will be required to undergo entry checks. This will include presenting a valid vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry. For additional information click here.
What are the Changes?
The government of Finland reinstated international border controls with the stated goal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the omicron variant. All inbound travelers will now be subject to the same entrance checks and requirements.
These new measures will remain in place until 16 Jan. 2022. The government of Finland is expected to release additional information in the coming days. Continue to check the government of Finland’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.
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