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COVID19 instructions when arriving to Finland

News | 16.12.2020

Dear all,

COVID19 pandemic is still going on when you are arriving to Finland next year.

Please follow the instructions given to you at the Helsinki airport. You can travel to Turku/ Pori by using public transport but remember to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer while travelling. Be prepared to bring several masks with you, as you will need them already on the airplane. You can buy masks from any shop when you are in Turku/ Pori.

Be prepared to spend the first 10 days in self-quarantine in Turku. Please find the instructions for quarantine from the link. You can spend the quarantine time at your place here in Turku or in Pori.

During the quarantine, you can leave your home as long as you keep a distance of 1–2 metres to other people. However, you may not go to work, to a shop or pharmacy, or participate in hobbies or public events, as it is difficult to avoid close contact in such places.

Unfortunately, the groceries and the supermarkets have their webshops only in Finnish or in Swedish. We have asked international tutors to help you with your grocery shopping.

Plan B: negative tests for shortening the quarantine

If you have a negative coronavirus test certificate that is no more than 72 hours old at the time of your arrival in Finland, do not take another coronavirus test until at least 72 hours after your arrival.  If the result of this second test is negative, you can stop your self-quarantine.

If you do not have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test from less than 72 hours before, we recommend that you self-quarantine regardless of the length of your stay in Finland.  You can shorten the quarantine by getting a coronavirus test as soon as you arrive in Finland and a second test 72 hours after the first test at the earliest. If the result of both tests is negative, you can stop your self-quarantine.

At the Helsinki airport they will test passengers arriving to Finland.

Corona Info in Turku

  • Contact the coronavirus helpline of the health station. During weekends, call the joint emergency services of the Turku region.
  •  the coronavirus helpline of the City of Turku, tel. +358 2 266 2714. The helpline is open on weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm.
  •  joint emergency services of the Turku region, tel. +358 2 313 8800
  •  Medical Helpline (during weekends), tel. 116 117
  • The health care professionals will interview you, evaluate the situation and give further instructions over the phone. Please note that the coronavirus helpline is often busy. Use the Call Back -service

Corona Info in Pori

Please check:

Please remember to follow the current self-quarantine instructions:

When in Finland:

You could download Koronavilkku to your mobile.  

Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus. If you have a coronavirus test and are diagnosed as infected, you can use the app to share this anonymously with those you have been in close contact with. Your privacy is strongly protected.

Stay healthy, be safe!

International Office