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Visit Tampere information concerning coronavirus (COVID-19)


Visit Tampere monitors impacts of coronavirus pandemic on the Tampere region. 

If you travel inside the EU and Schengen countries, you must be cautious and follow the restrictions. Unnecessary travel outside the EU and Schengen areas is to be avoided. If you are planning a trip to Finland, you are welcome in the following cases:

  • you have a complete series of vaccinations at least 14 days before the entry
  • you have a certificate of having had the covid-19 virus less than 6 months before you are arriving in Finland.

If you come from a high-risk country and you don’t have the above mentioned certificates, you must take a COVID-19 test at the point of entry and another test after 3-5 days of arrival. However, if you have been tested negative no longer than 72 hours prior to your arrival, only the test 3-5 days of arrival is needed. The tests are free of charge, and you are required to take them.

You can use the digital Finnentry service that aims at making your travel to Finland easier during the pandemic.

For up-to-date information on traveling to Finland, see e.g. Visit Finland’s page and Finnish Government’s website.

In the Pirkanmaa region, the visitors must have the possibility to wash hands, and it is recommended to wear a mask in events.

Tampere city museums are open. Please check the opening hours and instructions on the venues’ own websites and channels.

Restaurants may be open from 5 am to 12 pm, and alcoholic beverages may be sold from 7 am to 11 pm. 

For more information see Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland, Finnish institute for health and welfare and City of Tampere.

Other useful links:

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Instructions in English on the website of TAYS Central Hospital in Tampere

City of Tampere: Information in different languages

Recommendations for passengers arriving in Finland on the City of Tampere’s website

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