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UK nationals need passport to travel to Finland

Published : 30 Dec 2020, 00:12

Updated : 30 Dec 2020, 09:58

  DF Report

Photo: Finavia by Pasi Salminen.

All UK citizens arriving in Finland will require a passport and they can no longer use an EU identity card as a travel document as the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU comes into effect on 1 January, said Finavia in a press release.

British citizens are asked to contact the Finnish Border Guard for further information regarding border crossing.

There are changes to the travel document requirements for UK citizens arriving in Finland as well as to the customs requirements for goods, pets, and other items arriving from the UK in Finland.

Brexit, however, has no impact on flights to and from the UK at the airports run by Finavia.

As the UK was not a part of the Schengen Agreement even before Brexit, passengers will continue to pass through border control as previously.

Because the UK is part of the One Stop Security community, passengers can transfer to connecting flights without going through security control.

In 2019, there were about 1.5 million travellers between Finland and the United Kingdom at Finavia-run airports.