We do not provide services for this country.

FINLAND VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Finland if holding biometric passports:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia (except passports, marked PEC.REBULIKA SRBIJA and MUP R SRBIJEK, KOORDINACIONA UPRAVA), Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (only passports containing identity card number), Timor Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, UAE, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela

  FINLAND visa service & travel information

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FINLAND VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Finland if holding biometric passports:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia (except passports, marked PEC.REBULIKA SRBIJA and MUP R SRBIJEK, KOORDINACIONA UPRAVA), Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (only passports containing identity card number), Timor Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, UAE, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela

FINLAND TRANSIT VISAS:

Transit visas for Finland are required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 24 hours without leaving the airport transit area, provided arriving & departing from/to a non-Schengen country & holding confirmed onward tickets & documentation (except nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo Dem Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia & Sri Lanka, Unless being EU Members or holding residence permits/visas issued by Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Ireland, Japan, Romania, United Kingdom or United States)

Transit without a visa is not available if any of the subsequent destinations or transit locations are a Schengen country requiring a visa. Therefore, as the passenger is entering the Schengen territory, which is a borderless territory, those nationals of countries requiring a visa for any Schengen state, which they are entering, require a visa at all times

FINLAND HEALTH:

Participants of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC scheme) which allows visitors on short-term stays to other member countries to use the public health care sector for free or reduced-cost medical treatment and emergency care.

There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.

Recommended immunisations: Tick-Borne Encephalitis.

FINLAND WEATHER:

In the south and central areas summers are warm and light. Temperatures range between 16-24°C but can reach as high as 30°C. Light rainfall in summer which falls as snow in winter. In the north snow cover is between mid Oct-late Apr or mid May, however, temperatures during the summer can become as high as in the south.

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR FINLAND:

Location of Finland: Europe
Local Time in Finland: GMT+3
Capital City of Finland: Helsinki
Population of Finland: 5.3 million
Language(s) spoken in Finland: Finnish, Swedish
Dialling Code for Finland: 358
Emergency numbers in Finland: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 112
Driving in Finland: Driving is on the right. National licence or International Driving Permit required. Minimum driving age is 18
Electricity in Finland: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency: Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: EUR: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Coins: EUR: 1, 2. Cents: 5, 10, 20, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted
Opening Hours in Finland:
Bank: 0915-1615 Mon-Fri
Office: 0800-1615 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0900-1800 Mon-Fri, 0900-1500 Sat, 0900-2100 Mon-Fri, 0900-1800 Sat (Department stores)
Hints for Finland: Most executives speak English and also some German. On social occasions be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. Saunas are occasionally used for business purposes and frequented by males. Alcohol is freely available in restaurants and bars. Very strict laws against drinking and driving apply. The minimum drinking age is 18 years (wines & liqueurs), 20 years (strong spirits)
Tipping in Finland: Service charges are normally added to restaurant bills, if so tips are not necessary. Tips are not required for taxis
Hotel Classification in Finland: There is no official hotel classification system in Finland. Arbitrary categories of £ up to £££££ are given here based on rack rates, facilities and perceived quality which equate to the commonly used 1- to 5-star system.
Import Allowances for Finland: For persons of 17 years of age or older:
Travellers entering from non-EU countries (including Canary Islands, Channel Islands & Gibraltar) tobacco products for passengers aged 17 and older:
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (max 3g each) or 50 cigars, 250g smoking tobacco
1 lit of spirits of more than 22% proof or 2 lit of up to 22% proof
4 lit of still wines
50gr of perfume & 250ml of eau de toilette
Other goods to the value of EUR 175 ( EUR 90 for travellers under 15 years)
Travellers entering from EU countries (goods obtained duty & tax paid - guidance levels):
800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars & 1 kg of tobacco, except if entering from the
10 lit of spirits over 22%, 20 lit of fortified , 90 lit of wine (of which, a max of 60 lit of sparkling wine) & 110 lit of beer
Prohibited/Restricted in Finland: Endangered animals & plants; pharmaceutical products & certain toxicants, narcotics & radioactive substances; works of art

Airports in Finland:

Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL)
Kuopio Airport (KUO)
Lappeenranta (LPP)
Oulu (OUL)
Turku (TKU)

For further information, please contact:

UK Tourist Office
website: www.finland-tourism.com/en

 
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