Fully Vaccinated Travelers Can Enter Finland Freely from Europe
Finnair discontinues its own covid certificate requirements
Finland'snew entry modelopens upFinlandfor leisure travelers:travelers from EU and Schengen countries can enter Finland freelyas of 12 Julywithout any additional health safety measures when
- theyare fully vaccinated, or
- havehad acovid-19 infection before, or
- are born in 2006 or later, or
- arrive from a country with low virus incidence.
Those with one vaccinationonlyare instructed to take a covid-19 test earliest 72 hours after arrival to Finland, and those without any vaccinations are requiredin additionto have a negative test result before departure to Finlandor a test on arrival.
In line with this new model, Finnair willas of12Julydiscontinue its requirement for customers to presentcovidcertificates before boarding flights to Finland.
"With the new legislation, the requirements for entry are checked on arrival, so our customers do not need to show their certificates to Finnaircustomer service agentat the check-in, when their destination isFinland", saysJaakko Schildt, Finnair Chief Operating Officer."We continuetocheck the documents for those transiting to an international flight at Helsinki, per authority requirements."
"The health andsafety of our customers is a key priority for us, and we continue to have comprehensive measures in place on our flights to ensure safe travel. These include, among others, the obligation to wear a mask for the duration of the flight", Schildt says.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare recommendedearlier this yearthat all airlines with flights to Finland require their customers to show either a negative test result, a certificate of recovery, or a vaccination certificate, and Finnair has been the only airline flying to Finland who has adhered to this recommendation. With the discontinuation of this practice, Finnair does not have any requirements of its own regardingcovidcertificates.
During the interim period of 12-25 July2021Finnair will however check that customers traveling to Finland meet the Finnishentry requirements, when they depart from a country that is outside the group ofnormalisedborder traffic,as internal border controlcontinuesandleisure traffic is not yet allowed from all EU and Schengen countries during the interim period.More details onentry to Finland are available athttps://www.finnair.com/fi-en/flight-information/travel-updates/travelling-to-finland-2166364
Many countriesare open for travel, butcontinue to requirecovidcertificates from travelers, so customers are advised toalwayscheck the requirements of their destination country from thelocal authorities website or from Finnairs travel mapathttps://www.finnair.com/fi-en/travel-requirements-map.
Finnair flies to approximately 60 destinations during the summer season, with more destinations being added for the winter season.
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