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Covid-19 travel instructions to Sea Lapland


Latest updates on travelling to Finland (Updated 22.4.2022)

Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic

Internal border control, which was reinstated for traffic between Finland and all Schengen countries at the end of December, will end on 31 January. In contrast, restrictions on external border traffic will continue until 14 February. The Government adopted a decision on the restrictions on external border traffic on 27 January and the decision will enter into force on 1 February.

Entry restrictions for non-Schengen EU countries will also be lifted entirely as of 1 February due to the end of internal border control.

Negative test result required from people arriving from outside the EU and the Schengen area

Restrictions on external border traffic will continue until 14 February. Those arriving in Finland from outside the EU and the Schengen area are required to present a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of recovery from COVID-19 less than six months prior to entry. In addition, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued less than 48 hours prior to entry. This requirement applies to those born in 2006 or earlier.

The Border Guard will not require the above-mentioned certificates as a prerequisite for entry from the following groups of persons arriving in Finland from third countries: Finnish citizens, foreign nationals residing permanently in Finland, or persons who have an essential reason for entry, such as compelling family matters or another compelling personal reason.

Requirements under the Communicable Diseases Act apply to all passengers

However, all passengers arriving in Finland are required to comply with the decisions made by the Regional State Administrative Agencies on compulsory health examinations and to present the required certificates as laid down in the Communicable Diseases Act.

All passengers arriving in Finland must have one of these certificates: a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test certificate (issued less than 72 hours prior to entry). Passengers who do not have any of the above-mentioned certificates will be directed to a COVID-19 test at the point of entry.

With certain exceptions, the requirements apply to all those born in 2006 or earlier.

Finnish travellers should note that while they are allowed to enter Finland without a test, other countries and airlines may have their own testing requirements.

The website is maintained by the Lapland Healthcare District, Länsi-Pohja Healthcare District and House of Lapland to provide information about the coronavirus situation in Lapland and related news.

FINENTRY – speed up the arrival process

Guidelines for travellers by Finnish institute for health and welfare
Practical information for travellers to Finland by Visit Finland


If you suspect that you have received a coronavirus while in the Sea Lapland, make a reservation to Covid-test to Mehiläinen Länsi-Pohja’s public testing point in Kemi or Tornio or to private health care Terveystalo


Starting 1.3.2022 Finnish government does not restrict restaurants drinking times, opening hours, number of customers or seating.

Guidelines for travellers in Lapland

Friday 8 April 2022

Do not go to any public places if you are ill. If you have mild symptoms that indicate the coronavirus, stay at home, and check the test criteria for your home municipality.
If you get a positive result from COVID-19 test, stay at home for five days calculated from the beginning of the symptoms. People who have the virus are not isolated, but are treated in accordance with normal sick leave practices.
Continue to maintain safe distancing of at least 2 metres, take care of hand and cough hygiene and the use of a face mask in all public indoor areas and on public transport where safe distancing cannot be adhered to.


THL recommends the continued use of masks in public indoor spaces and public transport

  • for those seeking treatment or a test because of a suspicion of coronavirus infection
  • for those with symptoms of respiratory infection, who nevertheless have essential reasons to move outside their home
  • for those who know that they have been exposed to COVID-19 (for example, infections have been diagnosed in the family) and for whom close contact with outsiders cannot be avoided.

For those with symptoms, the primary recommendation is always to stay at home until the symptoms have passed.

Despite the updated recommendations, each person may continue to use masks at their own discretion, for example, in indoor areas in which averting close contact is difficult.


Sea Lapland area belongs to the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District (LSHP) area. The progression of infections is not reported by municipality (Kemi. Keminmaa, Tervola, Tornio and Simo), but at the level of hospital districts.

If you have any questions about Corona prevention precautions from the accommodation or program service company you have booked, please contact the companies directly.


Accommodation, program service products and additional services booked through Visit Sea Lapland: If you fall ill just before the trip we can to postpone the booking free of charge. If you need a certificate for your travel insurance company for payed travel services, please contact us as soon as possible. Any cancellation or postpone inquiries should be emailed to

You can make new reservations in the web shop normally.

Sea Lapland Travel Ltd customer service serves Mon – Fri 8:00 – 16:00: +358 20 7479 440,