AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING FINLAND
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Finland starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Finland. All tourists entering Finnish territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Finnish authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Travelers who arrive from outside the European Union by air or sea can bring duty-free goods up to the value of €430 without declaring to customs authorities (if arriving from outside the EU by car or train the value is €300).
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), smoking tobacco (250g).
- Alchohol: Spirits over 22% (1L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (2L), non-sparkling wine (4L), beer (16L).
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Finland with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Joint passports must contain a photo of each child over seven years of age and up to 15 years. In this case, a photo identification card showing child's name, date of birth and nationality should be presented together with the passport.
Australia and Finland
Most of the earlier immigrants from Finland began their lives in Bonegilla, a former military camp in northern Victoria. Next to Canada, Australia is Finland’s second favourite destination for immigration. The first Finnish immigrants arrived to work in the gold mines in the 1850s. The 1920s saw a second major wave this time in greater numbers. After World War II 20,000 Finns relocated to Australia.
An economic crisis in Finland in the 1950s saw a fresh influx spurred by Australia’s reinvigorated assisted passage scheme. Around 24,145 Australians claim Finnish ancestry.
The two countries signed a bilateral social security agreement which provides improved social security protection to those living or working in both Australia and Finland. They also have a Working Holiday Maker Arrangement and a Double Taxation Agreement.
Australia’s exports precious metals and alcoholic beverages to Finland who export paper and paperboard and civil engineering equipment and parts. Australian investment in Finland surpasses three-and-a-half billion dollars while Finland invested four hundred million dollars in Australia.
Australians over the age of 18 visiting Finland will need to apply to ETIAS after 2021. The authorisation is granted to all eligible people within minutes and is valid for three years or until the applicable passport expires, whichever comes first.
List of Finnish diplomatic offices in Australia
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Perth, Australia
Address: 5 Alford Rise, Leeming WA 6149
Phone: +61-433 082 284
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Hobart, Australia
Address: 159 Harrington Str., TAS 7000, Postaddress: G.P.O.Box 608, HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: +61-3-6230 0300, 6230 0322
Fax: +61-3-6231 1772
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Darwin, Australia (Northern Territory)
Address: Ward Keller Lawyers, Level 7 NT House, 22 Mitchell Street, NT 0800, Postal address: GPO Box 330 Darwin NT 0801
Phone: +61 8 8981 2971, 8946 2937 (direct)
Fax: +61-8- 8946 2937
Details: Honorary Consul: Mr. John Neill
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Cairns, Australia
Address: Forest Art and Gallery, 20 Coondoo Street, KURANDA QLD 4881, Postal address: PO Box 22, KURANDA QLD 4881
Phone: +61-7- 4093 9966 / 4093 7872
Fax: +61-7- 4093 9967
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Brisbane, Australia
Address: Uniline Australia Ltd, 2 Computer Road, Yatala, Queensland 4207
Phone: +61-7- 4093 9966 / 4093 7872
Fax: +61-7-3804 9099
Details: Honorary Vice-Consul: Mr. Kai Tapio Hagberg
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Adelaide, Australia
Address: Rann Communication Pty Ltd, Level 1, 18-20 Grenfell Street, SA 5000, Postaddress: GPO Box 958
Phone: +61-8-8211 7771
Fax: +61-8-8212 2272
Honorary Vice Consulate of Finland in South Yarra, Australia
Address: 38-40 Garden Street, South Yarra Victoria 3141
Phone: +61-3-9822 2472
Fax: +61-3- 9824 8310
Honorary Consulate General of Finland in Melbourne, Australia
Address: Paper Agencies (Aust) Pty Ltd, 554 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: +61-3-9819 4911
Fax: +61-3-9819 4250
Details: Honorary Vice Consulate of Finland: Mr. Andrew Fairley, Honorary Vice-Consul Address: Consulate of Finland 224 Kooyong Road Toorak VIC 3142 Australia E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +61-3-9822 2472 Fax: +61-3- 9824 8310
Consulate of Finland in Sydney, Australia
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- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Finnish 94.2%;
- Swedish 5.5%;
- Other (small Sami and Russian speaking minorities) 0.2%;
Area: 337,030 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +358
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