Finland Is Now Welcoming Fully Vaccinated Travelers

All vaccinated travelers can enter Finland — without taking a COVID-19 test or quarantining.

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Fully vaccinated American travelers will be allowed to visit Finland without needing to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test, the country announced Tuesday.

Visitors are required to have completed a full course of an approved vaccine at least two weeks before arrival.

"The joy and urge to escape everyday life and travel is great for many. Aspects such as safety and sustainability are currently the most important decision-making criteria when planning a vacation," the country's tourism board shared with Travel + Leisure in a statement. "As a travel destination, Finland meets these requirements in many respects: with almost 80 percent forest area, 40 national parks and 188,000 lakes, travelers can enjoy the surroundings, keep plenty of distance and have a feeling of security."

Finland is also allowing visitors from countries it deems low-risk — under 25 infections per 100,000 people — to arrive without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, the government announced last week. Based on the latest data from Reuters' COVID-19 tracker, the U.S. is currently outside that boundary. Therefore, only vaccinated Americans can enter Finland.

The most up-to-date information on entry requirements can be found on the Finnish Border Guard website.

Travelers no longer need to show COVID certificates to board Finnair flights to Finland, the airline announced earlier this month.

Those who previously had and have recovered from the coronavirus within six months of their departure, or were born after 2005, are also cleared to visit Finland.

Finnish officials also created the Finentry tool to help people figure out whether they're allowed to visit Finland, as well as to provide information about testing or other requirements that may apply.

Meena Thiruvengadam is a Travel + Leisure contributor who has visited 50 countries on six continents and 47 U.S. states. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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