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Ukraine: Travel Implications
Updated 19 August 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 further notice.
Finnair operations in Ukrainian airspace suspended until further notice.
Finnair flights to Osaka cancelled until 29 October 2022.
Finnair flights on some routes are longer due to re-routing to avoid Russian airspace.
Finnair Updates

Coronavirus in Finland: Travel Status
New cases of COVID-19 remain high in Finland.
Masks are recommended but not required on public transport.
International travel is back to normal in almost all respects.
See authorities' and travel companies' websites for current rules and recommendations:
Finnish Government: International Travel
Air Travel: Finavia
Public Transport: Helsinki
Public Transport: Other Cities
Public Transport: Intercity
FAQs: Finnish Govt info and portal for all aspects of Corona

Finnish Flights & Airports

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

Flight pricing in Finland
Most flight tickets in Finland are purchased online, and sites which provide prices from numerous airlines 'at one click' can land you a deal you would not have found if you had gone straight to an airline. Thankfully if you do have to go straight to an airline, pricing is more reasonable than it was in the past. So, do some comparing if you can but if you get caught in a situation like missing your flight and having to buy a replacement ticket at the airport, you probably won't get charged an outrageous price.

Comparing Flights & Prices

Rantapallo Flight Listings and Search: Rantapallo's flight search helps you find the best flight to any destination, domestic or international. By providing you with rates for your journey from numerous airlines and travel agents, Rantapallo's search results let you identify the cheapest and/or fastest flight to your destination. Rantapallo has a strong reputation and is Finland's most-visited travel-focused media, also offering flight+hotel packages, hotels, car hire, cruises, and late deals. 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/lennot/

Domestic Finnish Airlines - Schedules & Bookings

This industry has been experiencing turbulence for some time. Domestic airlines can pop up, merge, get taken over, or disappear. Whatever the situation, Finnair is sure to continue providing regular, reliable services throughout Finland.

Many of the smaller airlines servicing domestic routes have schedules subject to change according to season or demand; please check their sites for service details. Tickets at each airline can be booked and purchased online. You can also search for domestic flights on sites such as Rantapallo, who provide prices, details and bookings for multiple operators.

Following are domestic flight operators in Finland as of May 2015.

International Flights - Schedules & Bookings

There are about 50 passenger airlines flying in and out of Finland from all over the world - way too many to list here! Let's just say you shouldn't have any trouble coming or going...

If you are looking for 'distant future' flight schedules, the most accurate source of information is always the airline's website. If you need arrival or departure information for an 'imminent' flight in Finland, see www.finavia.fi.

Airports & Airport Services in Finland

With 25 airports, Finland's air traffic sector is well serviced. There are regular flights to and from Helsinki-Vantaa, Enontekiö, Helsinki-Malmi, Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kemi-Tornio, Kittilä, Kokkola-Pietarsaari, Kuopio, Kuusamo, Lappeenranta, Mariehamn, Oulu, Pori, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Tampere-Pirkkala, Turku, Vaasa, Varkaus, Mikkeli, and Seinäjoki.

Helsinki Airport
Also known as Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Helsinki Airport's website is available in English, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
www.finavia.fi - Helsinki Airport

Public Transport to / from Helsinki Airport:
Tickets: A regional ticket is required for journeys from Helsinki to the airport and vice versa. Purchase from a ticket machine or bus driver.
Train: Ring Rail Line trains I and P. The Airport station is underground. At each end of the station there are escalators and lifts giving access to two different exits. It's a short walk from the station to Airport Terminals 1 and 2 along a connecting passageway.
Bus: 615 to / from Helsinki Train Station (Rautatientori, bay 12).

Finland-wide Airports
The civil aviation administration Finavia provides:

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