Coronavirus and FAQs at (HEL) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Finland

If another country has been visited in the previous 14 days that is considered to have a virus variant, travelers will not be allowed to enter. There are exemptions for citizens, residents and those who travel for essential reasons. Full details can be found at

Vaccinations and travel rules for vaccinated people

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, using an approved vaccine, are exempt from all testing requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to departure. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 and received a dose of a vaccine will also be considered fully vaccinated. If only one dose of a two-dose vaccine has been administered without proof of previous infection, travelers will not be considered fully vaccinated, but are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirements. These travelers still need to undergo testing 3-5 days after arrival.

EU COVID digital certificate

Travelers can provide their EU digital certificate on paper or digitally as proof of vaccination, negative test result or prior recovery. Health documents provided in this way will not require additional verification on arrival. Full details on the EU digital certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at / coronavirus-response / safe-covid-19 -european- vaccines / eu-digital-covid-certificate_en

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health checks at arrivals, such as temperature checks and visual screening. More health tests may be required for those showing symptoms of COVID-19.

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Don't forget to check the necessary requirements with your airline.

You can take coronavirus tests inside the airport.

9Lives (Tel +358 931 544 824; e-mail: [email protected]) is located next to platform 37 of the bus station and operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You have to register no more than an hour before you arrive and results are sent via SMS message. If you need an additional certificate, this is sent via mail. If the result is positive, the relevant healthcare authorities are notified, which will contact you by phone. PCR tests results are estimated to be ready in 12-24 hours, while antigens tests are ready in 30 minutes. Costs: antigens - €79.00; PCR - €135.00. Bookings

The Aava Medical Centre (Tel +358 103 803 040; e-mail: [email protected]) is situated on the first floor of the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2 and opens from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Antigens tests have a cost of €139.00 and are issued in 30-45 minutes. PCR tests results are sent the following day and cost €189.00, while rapid tests take approximately 2 hours and have a cost of €300.00. If you need a paper certificate, this has an additional cost of €23.00. Bookings

Latest updates: January 20, 2022


World situation. General considerations
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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