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Read how the presidential summit will affect from 15 to 17 July

3.7.2018 at 14:53
Departing aeroplane in Helsinki aiport.
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, are meeting in Finland on 16 July. The summit will affect Helsinki Airport’s operations through high-level security measures and other special arrangements. Measures will be taken to ensure that the summit causes as little disturbance to other air traffic as possible.

The special arrangements at the airport and its surroundings will be organized as a cooperative effort by multiple parties. These arrangements will ensure that the requirements set by the delegations of both countries are met, and that all other air traffic can operate normally.

The summit is expected to draw a lot of attention on a global scale. Finavia’s aim is for the airport to offer first-class service to all visitors and to promote a positive image of Finland. 

Possibility for plane spotting and photographing will have to be reduced during the summit. Read fmore here

Border checks at Finnish internal borders will be reinstated. See The Finnish Border Guard's release on what this means to passengers. 

There will be restrictions to aviation, including drone flying, in Helsinki and surrounding areas during this time. Read more from Trafi's release.

According to HSL, the summit may cause major disruptions on public transport. Hence, we recommend to reserve extra time when traveling to the airport by public transportation. Read more from HSL's release

This press release will be updated with new information about any special arrangements.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland's release: Accreditation of media representatives for presidents' meeting