Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Customs activity
For its part, Finnish Customs works to ensure that commercial traffic runs smoothly despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus. With smooth foreign trade, Finland will have a sufficient supply of goods, and Finnish export companies can continue their business activity. Customs will also continue its enforcement and crime prevention work for protecting society, the environment, and citizens without any interruptions.
Please be considerate to others and note the following hygiene measures when you visit a customs office
- Stay at least 1 - 2 metres away from others.
- Avoid close contact; do not shake hands.
- Maintain efficient hand hygiene; use hand sanitizer and wash your hands regularly.
- Cough on your sleeve or on a handkerchief.
- The recommendation by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to wear a facemask is currently in force in the whole country. During the escalation phase of the Corona epidemic, the use of a facemask is recommended in public buildings where close contact cannot always be avoided.
Transports of goods and electronic customs clearances will continue as usual despite the coronavirus
Customs recommends that customers visit customs offices only if necessary and if no electronic customer service or alternative service is available. Customer notice 20.3.2020
Questions about border closures?
In matters concerning border crossing by private persons, instructions are provided by the Finnish Border Guard. Follow the instructions on the website raja.fi.
Are you wondering if the coronavirus spreads via consignments of goods?
“Laboratory examinations have indicated that the virus can survive on surfaces for a time frame of a few hours to a few days. However, surfaces are not significant in the spread of the virus in light of what is currently known. So far, there are no detected infections via transmission from surfaces, foodstuffs or goods.” (Finnish Institute for health and welfare 19.3.2020, in Finnish)
Binding tariff information
Submitting a Maritime Declaration of Health