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Last verified: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23 AM

Finland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Finland is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.3 / 5

Travelling Finland is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.7 / 5

Finland shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Finland), the Advisory Index is 1.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Russia (2.3), Norway with 1.6 and Sweden with 1.5 (of 5).

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 1.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions in Finland.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/finland

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: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Finland. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page.

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

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: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Finland. Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/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 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 1,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Travelling Finland is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Finland in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Finland.

How many travel advisories do you know for Finland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for 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.