India has announced that it will start issuing tourist visas to foreign visitors, lifting a travel ban that has been in effect for over a year. International tourists on charter flights will be able to visit Asia’s third-largest country from October 15, 2021. Tourist visas for India will once again be available to foreign nationals
Visa Requirements for Finnish Citizens
Visa requirements for citizens of Finland are the rules that govern which type of visa is needed to enter a particular country or territory.
Different countries have different visa requirements for Finnish citizens. The type of visa needed also depends on the length and purpose of the trip.
The Finnish passport is ranked 4th strongest in the world in terms of travel freedom in 2021 by the Henley Passport Index. It allows access to around 190 destinations without having to apply for a visa at an embassy in advance.
A number of countries have an online visa or travel authorization system available to Finnish visitors. Electronic platforms such as these allow citizens of Finland to apply from the comfort of their own homes and are considered the most convenient method of obtaining an entry permit.
Nationals of Finland are able to obtain a visa on arrival for some destinations. This involves filling out an application form at the border, which can be time-consuming.
Several sovereign states and territories require Finnish visitors to apply for a visa in person at an embassy or consulate, even for short-term visits for tourism.
Additionally, citizens of Finland who plan to relocate to another country must generally apply for the relevant visas and permits at an embassy.
There are also a wide variety of destinations that have no visa requirements for Finnish nationals for short stays, meaning that they only need a passport issued by Finland to enter.
See more information about different countries’ visa requirements for Finnish travelers below.