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How does Brexit affect Finavia airports?

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28.12.2020 at 09:27
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The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU comes into effect on 1 January 2021. There are changes to the travel document requirements for UK citizens arriving in Finland as well as to the customs requirements for goods, pets and other items arriving from the UK in Finland.

Brexit has no impact on flights to and from the UK at Finavia airports. As the UK was not a part of the Schengen Agreement even before Brexit, passengers will continue to pass through border control as previously.

However, because the United Kingdom is part of the One Stop Security community, passengers can transfer to connecting flights without going through security control.

Starting on 1 January 2021, all UK citizens arriving in Finland will require a passport and they can no longer use an EU identity card as a travel document. For further information regarding border crossing, please contact the Finnish Border Guard.

The customs regulations for purchases as well as goods and pets imported into Finland will change from 1 January 2021. For additional information, please contact Customs.

For further information on the travel document requirements, please contact your airline or the British Embassy. Passengers should also contact the UK authorities in order to find out current customs regulations related to importing goods and pets prior to travelling there.

In 2019, there were nearly 1.5 million travellers between Finland and the United Kingdom at Finavia airports.

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