The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has made the decision based on the recommendations by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL. According to THL, arrivals from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Ireland present a significant risk of spreading the new COVID-19 variant in Finland.
THL deems it necessary and also proportionate in light of the threat caused by the pandemic to continue the suspension of passenger air traffic from the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa to Finland.
The suspension does not apply to overflights, technical intermediate stops, ferry flights with own crew, state aviation, ambulance flights or cargo flights.
Based on THL’s statement, Traficom has decided to extend the suspension of passenger air traffic from the United Kingdom Ireland and South Africa to Finland. According to an earlier decision made by Traficom, the suspension regarding passenger air traffic from the United Kingdom was in effect from 21 December 2020 until 18 January 2021.
Instructions for air passengers
- If your flight is cancelled, please contact your airline. You can find Finnair’s notice about the suspension of flights here.
- If you have questions about the situation of Finns in the UK, please contact the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland for more information.
- You can read the Traficom release in full here.