ETIAS Finland for British

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Finland entry requirements from the UK

There are currently very few requirements that UK travellers must meet to enter Finland. British visitors must simply possess a passport with at least six months of validity from the date of arrival in Finland.

With the launch of the ETIAS, they will need to request the visa waiver only prior to departure. However, the required UK passport validity will be reduced to only three months from the date of entry into the Schengen Area. Furthermore, British travellers will require a biometric passport.

When will ETIAS be necessary to travel from the UK to Finland?

The ETIAS for Finland will be necessary starting from November 2023. After the official launch, UK travellers will be able to apply online for the ETIAS and receive it via email within 24 to 48 hours.

The process of obtaining the ETIAS UK will be extremely straightforward. British citizens will be able to apply from the comfort of their homes or any other place as long as they have access to an internet connection.

A single ETIAS will allow UK visitors to enter Finland and any other Schengen Area state and to move freely between member countries.

The ETIAS visa waiver will be valid for three years or until the expiration date of the passport.

UK travellers will be allowed multiple entries of up to 90 days within every 180-day period. They may visit Finland for tourism, leisure, business, short-term study, or just transit.

How to apply for ETIAS Finland?

The application process for the ETIAS Finland consists of filling in an online ETIAS application form for UK citizens and paying the ETIAS processing fee via credit or debit card. In the application form, UK travellers must provide the following information:

  • Applicant’s personal details, including full name, date and place of birth, nationality
  • Passport details, including document number, issuing country, date of issuance and expiry
  • Contact details, including phone number, home address, and email address to receive the ETIAS

Furthermore, applicants will need to answer a set of security-related questions. Note: UK travellers who possess more than one passport, such as dual citizens, must be careful to use the same passport when applying for the ETIAS and when travelling to Finland. The passport details on the ETIAS must match those on the passport that must be presented upon entry into Finland or the first Schengen Area that travellers enter.

Travel to Finland after Brexit

Following Brexit, the UK is no longer part of the agreement that allows freedom of movement between EU member states. Nevertheless, UK citizens can still travel to Finland with few requirements. The ETIAS Finland will be a mandatory requirement starting from November 2023, but even before its launch travellers must be aware of the following changes:

  • UK citizens are no longer allowed to enter Finland through EU border gates upon arrival.
  • The UK passport must have a validity of at least six months and must be no older than 10 years.
  • A visa is now necessary to work in Finland as a UK citizen.
  • Travellers may need to show a return ticket or proof of onward travel and must be able to prove they have sufficient funds to sustain themselves while in Finland.

Finland travel information

Finland is a northern European country sharing borders with Sweden, Norway, and Russia. The country is famous for being one of the happiest countries in the world, ranking first in the World Happiness Report since 2018.

The country is a popular destination for its nature, in particular the many lakes, and for seeing the Northern lights.

Capital City:Helsinki
Language:Finnish, Swedish
Currency:Euro
Plug Types:Types C and F
Emergency Phone Number:112

Recommended insurances to travel to Finland

The UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will no longer be issued. UK citizens who still possess a valid EHIC will be able to use it until its expiration date.

A Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will replace the EHIC and provide similar benefits in most EU countries, including Finland. The three countries that do not accept the EHIC are Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein.

Note: since the GHIC does not work as travel insurance, travellers are encouraged to get one before travelling to Finland.

British representation in Finland

The UK has one embassy and five consulates in Finland. Below is the address of the embassy in Helsinki:

Consulate
Location
Address
British Embassy in Helsinki
Helsinki
Itäinen Puistotie 17, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä
Sepänkatu 4, 40100 Jyvaskyla, Finland
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Kotka
Kotka
Kotka, Finland
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Mariehamn
Mariehamn
Mariehamn, Finland
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Oulu
Oulu
Oulu, Finland
Consulate
Location
Address
British Honorary Consulate in Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi, Finland

The UK has one embassy and five consulates in Finland. Below is the address of the embassy in Helsinki:

Consulate
British Embassy in Helsinki
Location
Helsinki
Address
Itäinen Puistotie 17, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Jyväskylä
Location
Jyväskylä
Address
Sepänkatu 4, 40100 Jyvaskyla, Finland
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Kotka
Location
Kotka
Address
Kotka, Finland
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Mariehamn
Location
Mariehamn
Address
Mariehamn, Finland
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Oulu
Location
Oulu
Address
Oulu, Finland
Consulate
British Honorary Consulate in Rovaniemi
Location
Rovaniemi
Address
Rovaniemi, Finland

Finnish representation in the UK

Finland has a total of 15 diplomatic missions in the UK. Below are the addresses of the embassy in the main consulates:

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Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Embassy in London, United Kingdom
London
38 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HW, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Birmingham
Birmingham
The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors 41 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2RT, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Bristol
Bristol
35 Briarside Road, Fairways Park, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS10 6JB, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Cardiff
Cardiff
Columbus House, Chepstow Road, Langstone Business Park, Newport NP18 2LX, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Dover
Dover
Hammond House, Limekiln Street, Dover, Kent CT17 9EF, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
5 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Gillingham
Gillingham
4, Old House Lane, Hartlip, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7HU, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Grimsby
Grimsby
c/o Carlbom Shipping Ltd, Mariner House, Trondheim Way, Stallingborough. Nr. Immingham, N.E., Lincolnshire DN41 8FD, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Leeds
Leeds
G&M Distribution Ltd., Provident House, Authorpe Works, Authorpe Road, Leeds LS6 4JB, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Liverpool
Liverpool
c/o Hill Dickinson LLP, 1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Manchester
Manchester
5, Bramway High Lane, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 8EN, United Kingdom

Finland has a total of 15 diplomatic missions in the UK. Below are the addresses of the embassy in the main consulates:

uk-map

Consulate
Finnish Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Location
London
Address
38 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HW, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Birmingham
Location
Birmingham
Address
The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors 41 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2RT, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Bristol
Location
Bristol
Address
35 Briarside Road, Fairways Park, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS10 6JB, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Cardiff
Location
Cardiff
Address
Columbus House, Chepstow Road, Langstone Business Park, Newport NP18 2LX, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Dover
Location
Dover
Address
Hammond House, Limekiln Street, Dover, Kent CT17 9EF, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh
Location
Edinburgh
Address
5 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Gillingham
Location
Gillingham
Address
4, Old House Lane, Hartlip, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7HU, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Grimsby
Location
Grimsby
Address
c/o Carlbom Shipping Ltd, Mariner House, Trondheim Way, Stallingborough. Nr. Immingham, N.E., Lincolnshire DN41 8FD, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Leeds
Location
Leeds
Address
G&M Distribution Ltd., Provident House, Authorpe Works, Authorpe Road, Leeds LS6 4JB, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Liverpool
Location
Liverpool
Address
c/o Hill Dickinson LLP, 1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ, United Kingdom
Consulate
Finnish Honorary Consulate in Manchester
Location
Manchester
Address
5, Bramway High Lane, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 8EN, United Kingdom

Most important airports in Finland

UK citizens can travel to Finland via air, sea, or land. The easiest way to reach the country is via direct flights from London to the main airport in Finland, near Helsinki. Although Finland has 17 main airports, most of them only operate internal flights or few other destinations.

Here are the three main international airports in Finland:

plane

Airport
Location
IATA Code
Helsinki Vantaa Airport
Helsinki
HEL
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Turku Airport
Turk
TKU
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Tampere/Pirkkala
TMP

UK citizens can travel to Finland via air, sea, or land. The easiest way to reach the country is via direct flights from London to the main airport in Finland, near Helsinki. Although Finland has 17 main airports, most of them only operate internal flights or few other destinations.

Here are the three main international airports in Finland:

plane

Airport
Helsinki Vantaa Airport
Location
Helsinki
IATA Code
HEL
Airport
Turku Airport
Location
Turk
IATA Code
TKU
Airport
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Location
Tampere/Pirkkala
IATA Code
TMP

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