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Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 AM

Finland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Finland

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Finland. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Finland shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Finland), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Sweden (4), Russia with 3.8 and Norway with 3.4 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Finland

There are currently 9,992 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Finland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 344 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Finland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Finland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Finland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Finland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Finland due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Finland due to COVID-19. Finland has resumed most transportation options, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/finland-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/finland

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Finland, fordi der er indrejseforbud for turistrejsende, der rejser til Finland fra Danmark. Hvis du vælger at rejse til Finland, bør du orientere dig om lokale restriktioner forud for rejsen. Den danske ambassade i Helsinki har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Finland, herunder indrejserestriktioner ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/finland/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Finland now permits entry for residents from some countries assessed to be low COVID-19 risk. If you're an Australian citizen or resident already overseas and are travelling from a country with a high COVID-19 risk, you may be denied entry to Finland. Public health measures are in place due to COVID-19. Check with local authorities and your airline for the latest ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/finland

Individual rating changes for Finland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Finland. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 24th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 3.4 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Finland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 2.8 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Finland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from July 22nd 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 3.4 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Finland to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 3.6 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Finland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 3.5 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Finland with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 3.0 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Finland to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Finland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Finland with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 2.0 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Finland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 1.7 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Finland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Finland changed from 1.3 to 1.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Finland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Finland changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Finland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Finland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Finland with a rating of 2.0.

About Finland

Finland with its capital Helsinki is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly smaller than Montana (337,030 km²). The country is located Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia. The climate can be described as cold temperate; potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes. The landscape is mostly low, flat to rolling plains interspersed with lakes and low hills. With a population of about 5.24 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Helsinki
Population about 5.24 million
Size 337.030 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Montana
Common languages Finnish, Samoan, Swedish
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +358
Internet Top Level Domain .fi
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 FI
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 FIN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 246

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Finland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • agricultural chemicals
  • air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain
  • habitat loss threatens wildlife populations
  • water pollution from industrial wastes

Natural hazzards

  • severe winters in the north

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Finland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. clothing
  3. electronics
  4. foodstuffs
  5. machinery
  6. metal products
  7. metals
  8. paper
  9. pulp
  10. scientific instruments

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. dairy cattle
  3. fish
  4. potatoes
  5. sugar beets
  6. wheat

Finnish Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Finland.

Export products

  1. basic metals
  2. chemicals
  3. electrical
  4. machinery
  5. optical equipment
  6. paper
  7. pulp
  8. timber
  9. transport equipment

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. computers
  3. electronic industry products
  4. fabrics
  5. foodstuffs
  6. grains
  7. iron
  8. machinery
  9. petroleum
  10. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Finland?

Finland is currently rated at 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Finland.

Is it safe to travel Finland in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Finland. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Finland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Finland.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Finland?

There are currently 9,992 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Finland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 344 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Finland.

What is the size of Finland?

Finland has a size of 337,030 km² or 130,128 mi² which is slightly smaller than Montana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.