The Covid-19 vaccination card will be removing the need to have a negative covid test result from travelers in order to enter Finland.

Finland, like many other countries, has required all passengers to have a negative COVID-19 test result, or immunity certificate, in order for them to enter the country. However, this mandate will be changing in May.

Finnair announced, that instead of showing the test results, a passenger can provide their vaccination card. This new protocol will take effect on May 11th.

The passenger does not have to be fully vaccinated either, to grant them access into the country. Finnair announced in their press release, that if the passenger has received their first dose 21 days before the travel, the vaccination card is accepted proof and there is no need for an extra negative covid test result.

Accepted Vaccination Certificates:

  1. Vaccines approved by the World Health Organization or
  2. the European Medical Agency

Make sure your vaccination card has all the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Name of the vaccine producer (e.g. Pfizer)
  • Date when vaccine was received
  • Place where you received the vaccine (e.g. Walgreens or Publix)
  • Issuer of the vaccine certificate

If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, but you are planning a trip to Finland, make sure you’ll get a COVID-19 test done maximum of 72 hours prior to your trip. You may also show your doctors notice of a previous COVID-19 infection.

It is good to keep your card safe and taking a photocopy to keep in your filing cabinet is a good idea. Also scanning it to have an electronic copy, is smart. As we start to travel again, you will have to carry the card with you, so it is good to make the card sturdier. One way to do it, is to get it laminated. Did you know that Office Depot, as well as Staples, are offering free laminating services to their customers’ Covid-19 vaccination cards. Check your local store for more details.

And make sure you don’t get your vaccination card laminated until you have gotten both of your doses!