Freight and goods traffic continue at all borders

These pages contain Information on transport and mobility related matters in Finland during Covid19 -outbreak.
Last update of the pages: 25.3.2020 11:00

Government

Government of Finland valtioneuvosto.fi/en/frontpage

Ministry of the interior

Finland has temporarily reintroduced border control at the EU's internal borders between 19 March and 13 April 2020. The European Union has reintroduced control at its external borders until 30 April 2020. Finland is responsible for the control of its own external borders. 

The general rule is still that Finnish borders are open to transport of goods and transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary (decision issued on 20.3.2020)


The Ministry of Transport and Communications and the agencies and bodies subordinate to it are closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and its consequences for the transport and communications system. Measures being taken are drawn up in accordance with guidance issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

The Permanent Secretary and the Head of Preparedness at the Ministry of Transport and Communications are included in the Government’s coordination group.

The website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare provides comprehensive information on the coronavirus. The Institute issues guidelines and updates these and other materials on the basis of new information.

Agencies

Traffic at Finnish ports, map based situational awareness information by Traffic Management Group Finland   liikennetilanne.tmfg.fi/ 

The Finnish Border Guard

Updated information on border traffic restrictions www.raja.fi/current_issues/facts/news_from_the_border_guard

From 23.3. on  daily commuting rules are modified at internal borders: crossing internal borders will only be permitted for persons, who based on a permanent employment contract, work in the intrinsic travel-to-work area on the border with Sweden or Norway.