Helsinki Welcomes You Safely

23rd Nov, 2020

The level of Covid-19 infections remains small in Finland and Helsinki. Nevertheless, the government and city authorities are recommending a series of health and safety measures that will help you stay safe and protect each other.

Helsinki does its outmost to make travelers and locals feel safe and comfortable.

General safety measures in Helsinki include avoiding physical contact, maintaining a safe distance from other people and observing good hand and respiratory hygiene. Finnish health authorities recommend using face masks in public transport and in other situations where it is difficult to maintain 1-2 meter distance from other people.

In the city and public spaces there are signs to remember to keep enough distance to others. Hand sanitizers are frequently placed in public spaces such as shops, libraries, museums, train stations and malls.

In relatively scarcely populated Helsinki crowds are rare which makes the rules of social distancing and safety easy to apply.

Events and Venues

Event venues, restaurants and hotels are taking considerable measures to increase safety and hygiene. Cleaning and ventilation is increased and safe distance must be maintained. Possibilities for visitors to wash hands or sanitize their hands must be provided.

Specific measures taken by venues can be found at the service provider’s web site.


Numerous Covid-19 hygiene and safety measures are being taken at Helsinki airport and Covid-19 testing is available to arriving passengers at Helsinki airport.

More Information

You'll find updated information about coronavirus and travel advice at the Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL), Finnish Government, Business Finland and City of Helsinki.

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