Updated 16th January 2022

What to do in Helsinki during the pandemic related restrictions? How new restrictions will affect a planned trip? Contact us on WhatsApp +358 444 000 404 for latest information. Online guidance starting from 30 euros/every 30 minutes if other Day With A Local services are not purchased. Pre-information is always included to existing Day With A Local bookings.

Negative Covid19 test results required along with Covid passport

From 28th of December 2021 onwards, and at least until 31st January 2022, all incoming passengers are required to have  EU Covid passport or their country's official vaccination card, as well as a negative Covid test result within 48 hours before arrival to Finland. This is demanded from everyone born in 2006 or earlier. You cannot enter Finland only with a negative test result from 28th December onwards from another EU country.

Last orders for alcohol before 5 pm, restaurants close at 6 pm

From 28th December onwards alcoholic beverages in restaurants and bars can be served only between 9 am and 5 pm, in some cases between 5 am and 5 pm. Many restaurants will remain closed because of this. Contact Day With A Local for up-to-date restaurant suggestions. There are still good options available! All recommendations we give are based on our own experiences and are not paid by any cooperation partner.

Temporary closures for spas, saunas and other venues in Helsinki region

Regional State Administrative Agency has informed about new restrictions and closures for Uusimaa region, where Helsinki is located at, on 23rd of December and new restrictions take place at least until 24th of January. Temporary closures of spas, saunas, gyms  take place for this time. Also all public events have been cancelled or will be rescheduled.

EU digital Covid Passport and certificates from other countries accepted in restaurants and venues

When you have been vaccinated minimum 2 times and have a valid EU Covid Passport or official certificate from your country in English, you can access restaurants and venues that require Covid passport. However using Covid passport will not be an option for restrictions mentioned in the previous chapter.

What remains open?

At the moment closure of all sights is not expected so there is still plenty to do in Helsinki even though restaurant scene gets smaller and spas and saunas close. Contact Day With A Local for up-to-date information for your planned time of visit.

  • Rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko, Church in the Rock) will remain open. Covid certificate is needed in all concerts.
  • Oodi Library will remain open. Public events are not held in the upcoming weeks.
  • Museums will remain open. Tours or public events are not held in the upcoming weeks. Covid certificate/passport is required from visitors 16 years old or older.
  • Korkeasaari Zoo is open but indoor spaces are closed. Some animals get more active during the winter!

There are no restrictions for moving outside so you can explore Helsinki city and Helsinki region outdoors as much as you want to!

Better yet you can explore Helsinki with a Local. Contact us through the inquiry form or on WhatsApp +358 444 000 404 to ask for availability.

Further information provided by Visit Finland (external link to Visit Finland website)

Practical Information for Travelers to Finland during Corona Pandemic