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Visa Requirements

A visa is needed for a non-citizen to enter, transit or stay in a foreign country. When visiting any foreign country, one should check whether a visa is needed or not.

Do I need a visa to go to Helsinki, Finland?

If you are not eligible for visa-free entry into Finland, then you need a visa to enter the country. Nationals of many countries enjoy visa-free entry to Finland for up to 90 days.

A Schengen Visa is required for travellers to enter Finland. Citizens of Schengen countries do not require a visa to enter Finland for a stay of up to 90 days, but they must carry a national ID while entering and travelling in Finland.

The Schengen Area consists of 23 EU member states and four non-EU countries:

Czech RepublicDenmarkEstonia

Citizens of the following countries and territories holding ordinary passports can enter the Schengen Area, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days:

Albania Antigua and BarbudaAndorra
BarbadosBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazil
ColombiaCosta RicaDominica
El SalvadorGeorgiaGrenada
GuatemalaHondurasHong Kong
MacauMalaysiaMarshall Islands
NicaraguaNew ZealandNorth Macedonia
PeruSaint Kitts and NevisSaint Lucia
SamoaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSan Marino
South KoreaSolomon IslandsTimor Leste
TaiwanTrinidad and TobagoTonga
TuvaluUnited Arab EmiratesUkraine
UruguayUnited KingdomUnited States
VenezuelaVatican City 

Transit visa:

Citizens of the countries mentioned below need a visa for transit through any airport of the Schengen States to take a connecting flight to a country outside the Schengen area:

AfghanistanDemocraticRepublic of Congo
Sri Lanka  

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Finland, like many other countries, may have specific entry requirements or restrictions in place, including testing, quarantine, or vaccination requirements. It is essential to check the latest information from the Finnish authorities or your nearest consulate or embassy before planning your travel to Helsinki, Finland.

Please note: The information on this website is for general information only. Therefore, any reliance on such information is strictly at your own risk. Please get in touch with your nearest embassy for accurate and up-to-date information.
For more details, please visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

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