Finland international travel guide

Landscape view of Finland

Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Finland is part of Europe with main city at Helsinki. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 6.52 ยฐC in Finland with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 32.70 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Finland. Internet speed in Finland is on average 16.6 Mbps. In Finland you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Finnish and Swedish. Automatic teller machines are common in Finland. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~6.52 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~32.70 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 5M people

Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Do not travel

The Finnish Government is lifting some COVID-19 restrictions in a phased manner, though a state of emergency remains in effect. You can only enter Finland if you're a returning resident or if you're travelling from within the Schengen Area and entering Finland for employment or other essential reasons. If you're returning to Australia from a third country, you can transit through Helsinki Airport. If you're staying in Finland, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and seek a visa extension if required. Follow the Australian Embassy in Stockholm social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Finland. See Local contacts for links. We now advise you: Do not travel to Finland.

issued date: May 19, 2020

Weather

๐ŸŒค๏ธ Temperature

๐ŸŒง Rainfall

General

๐Ÿ”Œ Sockets

Finland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Finnish and Swedish

Money

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Finland uses the euro (symbol: โ‚ฌ), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

๐Ÿ’ณ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Finland (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Finland. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Finland. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small โ€˜extraโ€™ tip. Receipts always include a service charge.

Calling

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Finland is on average 16.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Finland is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about โ‚ฌ16.82, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: DNA, Elisa or Telia. Finland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Finland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Finland, dial +, then 358 (the country code for Finland), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Finland, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 13 .

Driving

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Finland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

๐Ÿšฆ On the road

Road assistance is available at 0100 2400 (Falck). For general news on Finland's traffic use Finnish Transport Agency. Most popular petrol stations in Finland are Neste Oil, St1, ABC, Shell, Teboil, Neste, ABC Chain and SEO. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called lyijytรถn bensiini or Lyijytรถn bensiini (95/98). Petrol costs about โ‚ฌ1.43 per liter.Diesel option is called Diesel.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Useful Information
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Last updated: May 21, 2020