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Ukraine: Travel Implications
Updated 21 April 2022
The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs urges cancellation of all travel to Russia.
It is impossible to transfer money to/from Russia, or to use foreign cards for payment or to withdraw cash from ATMs in Russia.
The EU has banned Russian planes from EU airspace, which includes Finnish airspace.
Finnair flights in Russian airspace cancelled until 28 May 2022.
Finnair flights to Osaka and Hong Kong cancelled until 30 April 2022
Finnair operations in Ukrainian airspace suspended.
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Coronavirus in Finland: Travel Status
New cases of COVID-19 remain high in Finland.
Masks are not required on public transport.
See authorities' and travel companies' websites for current rules and recommendations:
Finnish Government: International Travel
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Travelling with UK Passport Post-Brexit
From January 2021, UK citizens resident in Finland should carry proof of Finnish residency (ex. Kelakortti) as well as their UK passport when travelling abroad.
Travel and Passports info: gov.uk/guidance/living-in-finland

Introduction
This page includes guided day trip providers, online travel agencies and full-service travel agencies.

Full-service agencies offer holidays and package tours to popular destinations; these agencies generally provide transportation, tour guides and additional services at the destination to assist their clients. Many are also able to arrange fully customised travel itineraries worldwide for their clients.

Online travel agencies do not provide the same level of service. They are essentially online shops where the user can search for and purchase cheap flights, package tours, or accommodation from a number of airlines and/or operators, and look after themselves from then on.

Top Tip: Many companies on this page promote Last Minute Deals - Äkkilähdöt / Tarjoukset or similar at their sites. You can also register to receive notification of special offers by e-mail - even before they go online! In either case, the deals can be very good value. You will probably have to be prepared to leave within 1-3 weeks, but an offer like €400 for flights and a week in a three or four-star hotel, including breakfast, next to the beach in a southern European resort would not be unusual. Great value if you have the time!

Not many sites have full English versions. Online bookings generally don't work in Google Translate, but most function well including booking forms using 'Translate' in the Chrome browser (How?).
Translate in Chrome
Desktop: Right-click anywhere on a page and click Translate to [Language].
iPhone / iPad: At bottom of screen, tap Translate.
Android: At bottom of screen select Language, tap Translate.

If you don't have Chrome, open the Finnish-language site in Finnish in one tab/window, and open it in Google Translate in a separate tab/window. Use the translation as a reference, but make your searches and bookings in the original Finnish site.

Online Travel Agencies

Rantapallo: Rantapallo is Finland's most-visited travel-focused media, helping you find the best prices and special offers from a multitude of travel operators. Site in Finnish but works great translated in Chrome browser (How?).
Translate in Chrome
Desktop: Right-click anywhere on a page and click Translate to [Language].
iPhone / iPad: At bottom of screen, tap Translate.
Android: At bottom of screen select Language, tap Translate.

Alternatively use Google Translate

Web: www.rantapallo.fi
Site sections:

Full-Service Travel Agencies

Ikaalisten Matkatoimisto: Founded in 1991, Ikaalisten Matkatoimisto is a family business offering holidays in over 20 countries. Specialized in package holidays, spa holidays, theme holidays and cruises, Ikaalisten Matkatoimisto focuses on providing high-quality holidays with the best price-quality ratio. Popular destinations include Estonia, Sweden, Russia.
Web: www.ikaalistenmatkatoimisto.fi
Tel: +358 3 45800 Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00
Helsinki: Tyynenmerenkatu 8, 00220 Helsinki
Turku: Brahenkatu 5, 20100 Turku
Ikaalinen: Itsenäisyydenkatu 7, 39500 Ikaalinen
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