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This article was originally published on December 28, 2021, and was updated on January 20, 2022, to reflect new information.

January 20, 2022 Update: The government of Finland will extend internal border control restrictions with all Schengen countries and international travelers until January 31, 2022. Previously, these measures were due to expire on January 16, 2022.

Key Points

  • Internal border measures reinstated for travelers arriving from Schengen countries


The government of Finland reinstated internal border control measures between Finland and all Schengen countries beginning December 28, 2021. All travelers who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series, including those arriving from Schengen countries, will be required to undergo entry checks. This will include presenting a valid vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry. For additional information, click here.

What are the Changes?

The government of Finland reinstated international border controls with the stated goal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the omicron variant. All inbound travelers will now be subject to the same entrance checks and requirements.

Looking Ahead

These new measures will remain in place until January 16, 2022. The government of Finland is expected to release additional information in the coming days. Continue to check the government of Finland’s website for other updates and news.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

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