Borders Open for Many Countries at the End of January
In contrast, restrictions on external border traffic will continue.
Internal border control between Finland and all Schengen countries will end on January 31, the government noted in a statement after its decision on Thursday.
Entry restrictions for non-Schengen EU countries will also be lifted entirely as of February 1 due to the end of internal border control.
Restrictions on external border traffic will continue until February 14. Those arriving in Finland from outside the EU and the Schengen area are required to present a certificate of “full vaccination” against the coronavirus or proof of recovery less than six months before entry.
In addition, they are required to present a negative Covid-19 test certificate issued less than 48 hours before entry. This requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.
Despite the lifting of internal border control, all passengers arriving in Finland are required to have a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 or a negative test certificate (less than 72 hours).
Passengers who do not have any of the above-mentioned certificates will be directed to a Covid-19 test at the point of entry.
With certain exceptions, the requirements apply to all those born in 2006 or earlier.
Finnish travelers are not required to have coronavirus vaccination certificates and are allowed to enter Finland without a test. However, other countries and airlines may have their own testing requirements.