Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for visitors and travel trade
- You can find updated information related to the coronavirus and travelling in Espoo and Finland on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
- The Koronavilkku smartphone app has been published to help break infection chains. You can download Koronavilkku to your phone free of charge from the most popular app stores.
- Please refer to the FINENTRY digital service for managing travel to Finland.
Visit Finland Coronavirus updates for visitors and Travel Trade (updated 1 March)
The Finnish National Tourism Board Visit Finland has formed an internal recovery task force that gathers and shares practical information for leisure traveles and travel trade during and after the Coronavirus pandemic. These pages will be updated on an ongoing basis:
Enter into Finland
As of 1st of February 2022 there are no entry restrictions on internal border traffic within the EU or Schengen area. Restrictions on external border traffic will continue until 13th of March 2022.
Read the updated information about border traffic: Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic (website is frequently updated)
- Finnish Government's coronavirus website
- Finnish Government's restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic
- Finnish border guard q&a
- Coronavirus update - Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
- The World Health Organization
These websites are updated frequently.
Health-related information for visitors in Espoo (updated 30 December)
- If a visitor experiences symptoms of sudden respiratory infection such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, and/or has reason to suspect exposure to the coronavirus, medical advice should be sought without delay.
- Visitors are advised to first contact call the Medical Helpline number, 116 117.
- Coronavirus information for Espoo residents
- The coronavirus situation in Espoo
- Possible exposures in public places in Espoo
The cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa recommend that everyone over the age of 12 start using face masks in municipal service situations in which it is difficult to avoid close contact. Customers of municipal services will be responsible for buying their own masks. Further instructions for mask use can be found in English on the THL website.
Events and services in Espoo (updated 1 March)
As of 14th of February : No current restrictions.
Visit Espoo's event calendar is updated regularly but we still recommend that you visit the event organizers' websites for the most current information.
We also recommend checking the opening hours of sights and services from each service provider’s own website.
Restrictions on restaurants (updated 1 March)
The Government has on repealed that restricts the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. This means that the restrictions on the opening and alcohol serving hours as well as restrictions on the number of customers and customer seats in restaurants will be lifted.
General restrictions on restaurants throughout the country
The obligation to observe the general hygiene guidelines and to keep a safe distance will remain in force in all regions until the end of March.
- Food and beverage service businesses must clearly inform people arriving there that a person with symptoms consistent with a COVID-19 infection is not allowed to enter the premises.
- In particular, food and beverage businesses must make sure that there is no unnecessary congestion in their premises and that customers and parties can enter the premises while maintaining a safe distance from one another.
- Food and beverage service businesses must ensure that the premises and surfaces are cleaned and that customers are given the opportunity to clean their hands.
- Food and beverage service businesses must draw up a written plan on how to implement the obligations and restrictions laid down for their activities and the use of their indoor and outdoor facilities.
More information at valtioneuvosto.fi
The safety of our clients and our personnel is of utmost importance to us. All the local suppliers in Espoo monitor and follow the advice of authorities regarding the coronavirus situation and work together around health safety to ensure the safety of the facilities, services, and experiences. On the service providers' own pages, you can read in more detail what kind of special arrangements there are, and how the safety of each customer is taken care of.
Getting around in Espoo (updated 30 December)
All passengers aged 12 and over are required to wear face masks when travelling on HSL public transport, unless unable to do so for medical reasons.
Public transport is operating in the Helsinki region but services are reduced. Until further notice, bus drivers do not sell tickets on buses. This measure is intended to avoid additional money handling and physical contact between drivers and passengers.
More information on the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority website.
Tourism information service in Espoo
- Our tourism information service is available online and by telephone. You can contact the tourism information service by phone, text message or WhatsApp. +358 (0)43 824 6866, 10 am–3 pm Mon-Fri. You can contact us also by email at email@example.com or on Facebook through our Visit Espoo site.
- Espoo Service Points are open in Espoo centre, Tapiola, Matinkylä, Kalajärvi, Leppävaara and Espoonlahti. Current opening hours of the Service points of the City of Espoo.
- Helsinki Tourist Information points are closwed until 7.2. and Helsinki Tourist Information's electronic service channels are open daily from 9 am to 4 pm:
Telephone service: 09 3101 3300
Chat: the service is open on the myhelsinki.fi page