Tuesday April 13, 2021

300,000 Finns live abroad

Published : 03 Feb 2021, 14:22

  DF Report

File Photo: Finavia.

About 300,000 Finnish citizens live outside Finland’s borders, approximately 254,000 of whom have the right to vote, according to the Statistics of the Ministry of Interior.

Most Finns move to Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, and Spain.

Net migration of Finnish citizens has been negative throughout the 2010s, which means that more Finnish citizens have emigrated from Finland than immigrated to the country.

In 2019, for example, about 10,000 citizens moved abroad from Finland, and about 800 returned to Finland.

Statistics show that 2020 made a significant exception to the situation that has been going on for years: even before the end of the year, the net migration of Finns back to their home country was almost 1,500 people.

The global coronavirus pandemic and the fact that Finland has been able to control the disease relatively well has led to the increased interest in returning.