Passport, Visa and Invitation Letter: Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Finland. All delegates are requested to investigate what necessary documents and/or applications are required when travelling to Finland.
Visa Requirements and Travel Documents Accepted by Finland: Finland is a Schengen-member state. All Schengen member states have jointly agreed about the rules concerning the movement of third-country nationals in their territories and decided which countries' citizens are required to present a visa. Furthermore, each Schengen state has decided which travel documents citizens of different third countries have to present upon entering the country. Further questions concerning visas or travel documents accepted by Finland can be addressed to the Finnish diplomatic consular missions or the Passport and Visa Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Customs: When bringing goods into Finland there are limits set on certain commodities. If a certain amount is exceeded, duty must be paid, and the importer is required to inform customs of the amount of the commodity he or she is bringing in to the country.
How to access Helsinki
Airports and Transportation
Attendees arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa international airport can travel to Helsinki city centre/Railway Station by train, bus or taxi. The trip takes 30-50 minutes (20 km), and bus stops and taxi stands can be found outside both terminals (T1 and T2).
Airport train operates daily between 5 a.m. and midnight. A one-way ticket costs EUR 5.00. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes. Please visit Finnavia website for more information.
Finnair City Bus operates daily between 05.45 AM and 01.10 AM. A one-way ticket costs EUR 6.30. The trip takes 30 minutes. Buses depart from platform 1 (T1) and platform 10 (T2). Please visit Finnavia website for more information.
Airport bus number 615 (number 620 during the night) operates daily. A one-way ticket costs EUR 5.00. The trip takes 40-50 minutes. Buses depart from platform 2 (T1) and platform 21 (T2). Please visit Finnavia website for more information.
A one-way taxi trip costs about EUR 50.00 and will take approximately 30 minutes. Please visit Finnavia website for more information.
For public transport within Helsinki City it is possible to buy a Helsinki travel card that can be used for bus, tram, train and Suomenlinna ferry. 1-hour or 1-day tickets can be purchased on buses and trams. A 1-hour ticket costs EUR 3 and a 1 day ticket costs EUR 8. For more information, please visit the Helsinki Regional Transportation website.
Taxi service in Helsinki can be requested by phone: +358 0100 0700.