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Coronavirus COVID-19

This page has links to reliable information released by Finnish authorities on coronavirus and its effects in Finland.

linkkiFinnish Government:
Restrictions and recommendations during the coronavirus epidemicFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Restrictions and recommendations in your own areaFinnish | Swedish | English

Wear a face mask

Wear a mask if it is difficult to keep a safe distance from others. The Finnish Government recommends wearing a mask

  • when travelling by bus, train, metro or tram;
  • on your way to COVID-19 testing; or
  • if you have just arrived in Finland from abroad and are on your way to quarantine.

Use a face mask also in public indoor spaces and during public events. Follow the more detailed instructions on mask use given by the authorities of your own region. The key thing is to keep a safe distance of 2 metres from others and wash your hands often. If you have any symptoms, stay at home.

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Wear a face maskFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiHelsinki Region Transport, HSL:
Wear a face mask on public transportFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Video: How to wear a face maskFinnish

Download the Koronavilkku app to your mobile phone

If you are diagnosed with an infection, you can report it to the app anonymously. The app also notifies you in case you have been in contact with an infected person.

The Koronavilkku is safe to use. The Koronavilkku app is provided by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) for use within Finland.

You can download the app free of charge on the Koronavilkku.fi/en website.

The app is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Koronavilkku appFinnish | Swedish | English

Quarantine and isolation

There are two types of quarantine: self-quarantine and official quarantine.

Self-quarantine

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) recommends that you remain in quarantine for 10 days if you arrive in Finland from a country with a high incidence of COVID-19. The length of self-quarantine can be shortened by taking a COVID-19 test if you have recently arrived in Finland from abroad. Also remain in quarantine if you are waiting for the result of a COVID-19 test.

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Instructions for travellers and employees arriving in FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | Spanish | Chinese | Norwegian | Sami

Official quarantine

A physician will order you to be quarantined if you have been exposed to COVID-19. This order must be followed. You must remain in quarantine even if you do not have any symptoms. The length of the quarantine is usually 10 days. You cannot shorten official quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test. You may be entitled to receive sickness allowance on account of an infectious disease. Read more on the page Financial problems.

What should I do when I am quarantined?

When you are in self-quarantine or in official quarantine, do not meet with people who do not live in the same household as you.

During the quarantine period, stay at home. You can go outside if you do not go near other people. You may not go, for example, to your workplace, school, day-care centre, hobbies, shops, pharmacy, church or mosque, because close contact is difficult to avoid in these places. You are not allowed to attend any gatherings.

You can ask, for example, your friends or relatives to help you with your groceries or pharmacy shopping. You can order food from an online store. You can also ask the social services of your municipality of residence for help.

If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, get tested.

Isolation

If you fall ill with COVID-19, a communicable disease control physician will order you to be isolated. The physician will tell you how long your isolation will last. You will also receive other instructions. Try to avoid contact with your family members as well.

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Quarantine and isolation instructionsFinnish | Swedish | English

Information about the COVID-19 vaccination

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Information about the COVID-19 vaccinationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Vaccines and COVID-19Finnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Organisation of COVID-19 vaccinations in FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

Health

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Current information on coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | French | Somali | Spanish | Turkish | Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Kurdish | Albanian | Thai | Vietnamese | Romanian

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Children and coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiHUS:
Instructions for coronavirus patients returning home from the hospitalFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | Somali | Persian | Arabic

linkkiIntegration.fi:
Information on coronavirus in different languagesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiOmaolo:
Do a symptom assessment if you suspect coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiThe Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE:
Current information on coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Somali | Persian | Arabic | Kurdish

linkkiIntegration.fi:
Multilingual telephone services in the coronavirus situationFinnish | Swedish | English

Restrictions on movement

linkkiThe Finnish Border Guard:
Instructions for border crossingFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian

linkkiFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare:
Rules for travellers arriving in FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiMinistry for Foreign Affairs:
Frequently asked questions about travel and coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

Moving to Finland

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Instructions from the Finnish Immigration Service in the coronavirus situationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
If you are moving to FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Instructions from the Finnish Immigration Service to foreigners living in FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Immigration Service:
Instructions from the Finnish Immigration Service to asylum seekersFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | French | Somali | Spanish | Turkish | Persian | Arabic | Kurdish

Border traffic in Finland is being restricted. Many countries still have quarantine provisions in place. You must follow them.

To read more, go to: Coronavirus and moving to Finland.

Work and Enterprise

linkkiThe Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment:
Effects of coronavirus on businesses and jobsFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | Somali | Turkish | Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Kurdish

linkkiFinnish Government:
Instructions for restaurantsFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian

linkkiThe Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment:
Support for entrepreneursFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | Turkish | Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Kurdish

linkkiThe Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment:
Mobility of labourFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Turkish | Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Kurdish

linkkiOccupational Safety and Health Administration:
Rights of employees in the corona situationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiThe Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK:
Effects of coronavirus on workFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Somali | Arabic

linkkiTE Office services:
TE services in the corona situationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Institute of Occupational Health:
Instructions for workplacesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Tax Administration:
Effects of coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

Education

linkkiStudyinfo.fi:
Coronavirus and applying for education and trainingFinnish | Swedish | English

Family

linkkiMannerheim League for Child Welfare:
Coronavirus situation and childrenFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Estonian | Somali | Arabic | Thai | Sami

Financial problems

linkkiKela:
Kela’s multilingual telephone serviceFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Somali | Arabic

linkkiKela:
Current news on the corona situationFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiKela:
Impact of the corona situation on Kela benefitsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiKela:
How to handle Kela business at homeFinnish | English | Russian | Somali | Arabic

In Finland, you can get help and advice with financial matters if you have money problems. Read more on the InfoFinland page Financial problems.

Housing

linkkiMinistry of the Environment:
Frequently asked questions about the effects of coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

Information about Finland

linkkiFinnish Government:
Information on coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiFinnish Government:
Frequently asked questions about the effects of coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

Cities

linkkiIntegration.fi:
Materials by different municipalities on coronavirusFinnish | Swedish | English

THL: Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus