From 15.6.2020 a gradual opening of free movement at internal borders

These pages contain Information on transport and mobility related matters in Finland during Covid19 -outbreak.

Government & Agencies instructions

In Finland, the restrictions put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 epidemic are being phased out gradually and in a controlled manner. 

Internal border control was lifted as of 15 June on the land border between Finland and Norway, and for air traffic and regular ferry services between Finland and Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

Internal border control will continue for traffic between Finland and other Schengen countries than those mentioned above. Return traffic to Finland, commuting and other essential traffic will be allowed from the entire Schengen area. The situation will be reviewed every two weeks.

Restrictions on border traffic will continue at external borders, in other words at the Russian border and for those arriving from other third countries, until 14 July. Return traffic to Finland, transit traffic at Helsinki Airport and other essential traffic will be allowed at the external borders. 

All persons arriving in Finland are recommended to self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation is not required if the person arrives from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania.

See the situation regarding the lifting of retrictions at different sectors of society at the government pages. :

The Finnish Border Guard  pages contain information on border control issues. To see the entire list of Q&A about the effects of COVID-19 on border 

Guidance for transport personnel

COVID-19 Instructions for passengers and employees arriving in Finland after 15.6.2020

Self-quarantine IS NOT required if  the person arrives from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania.

Self-quarantine IS recommended for all visitors to Finland from countries that are still subject to internal or external border control. Limit unnecessary local contacts for 14 days and follow self-isolation. During self-quarantine, it is permitted to move between one’s workplace and place of residence and also to engage in other essential activities. It is recommended to use your own car.

While travelling, one should remember to avoid physical contact, maintain a safe distance from other people and follow good hand and coughing hygiene.  

The website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare provides comprehensive information on the coronavirus. At their pages you will find daily updated information on 

Traffic at Finnish ports, map based situational awareness information by Traffic Management Group Finland