Finland Travel Vaccines and Advice
Finland offers a winning combination of a calm atmosphere and comfortable living environment. Thousands of tourists flock to the country each year to experience its towns and villages located amidst forests and lakes. Thanks to its high-tech infrastructure and equipment, Finland offers modernity and a comfortable living experience. Depending on the season, you can experience both, the summer suns or the snowy magic of winter. Your trip to Finland can prove adventurous with its opportunities for hiking, winter sports, water sport, and cultural discovery. Finland welcomes its travellers with a great sense of hospitality.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Finland
|Azithromycin or Suprax
|Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Current Weather in Finland
Medical Care in Finland
You don’t have to search long for a quality hospital in Finland. Many public and private hospitals provide care which matches international standards and rest assured that most medical personnel speak English. Although treatment is less expensive in public institutions, the wait time is considerably longer. If you possess a European Health Insurance Card or EuroCross Belgium, medical expenses can be covered. Although you will be treated immediately in the private sector, it is often very expensive. “Ensiapuasema” is this name for a centre or emergency medical clinic in Finland, and pharmacies are “Apteekki” in Finnish.
At least one pharmacy in every big city should be open 24 hours a day, but take a well-stocked emergency pharmacy just in case.
Emergency services are accessed by dialling 112.
Is Finland Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security
|Risk present; Stay informed with the Government public alert system on terrorism
|Risk of violence
|Hazardous driving during winter; Be aware of moose
|Normal security precautions
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Finland?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Finland for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.
Please note that Finland is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.
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Embassy of Canada to Finland information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.