Cross-border commuting for employment and commissions and other essential traffic across the Schengen internal borders is permitted. The situation will be reviewed every two weeks.
All persons arriving in Finland are recommended to self-isolate for 14 days from the countries, which are not permitted for recreational travel. Current list of countries will be reviewed every two weeks.
Finnish Government: Restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic
Arriving to Turku and getting around – Service providers and COVID-19 information
Most of the hotels and other accommodation providers in Turku are welcoming guests and using strict hygiene and safety measures to ensure their safety.
Restaurants and cafés
Many restaurants have been welcoming guests since 1 June with a variety of restrictions. All customers will be required to have their own seat. Restaurant and cafés are also responsible for ensuring sufficient physical distances between customers.
Outdoor sports facilities such as sport parks are open since 14 May. The restrictions on gatherings must still be taken into consideration. Public beaches, swimming pools and other public indoor sports facilities are open since 1 June with special restrictions. Restrictions and recommendations, such as safety distances, also apply in national parks. Visitors are expected to follow the rules and regulations issued by the authorities.
Culture and events
Most churches, museums, libraries and galleries are open with special arrangements. Guidance, events, workshops or courses can be arranged in the museums as of 1 August.
Public events with more than 500 persons are prohibited until 31 August. It is possible to hold outdoor events with a total audience of more than 500 persons as of 1 July with special arrangements. As of 1 August, events with more than 500 persons may be held also in indoor premises with special arrangements.
Turku Events Calendar
Visit Turku Tourist Information
Visit Turku Tourist Information (Monitori Market Square, Aurakatu 8) is open Monday–Friday 9am-6pm. and Saturday 10am-3pm. Customers can reach us also by telephone, email, chat or social media (Facebook and Twitter). Please note! On Sundays the service only by phone, email, chat or on social media channels (10am-3pm).
Customers are advised to follow safety and hygiene instructions such as maintaining distances. This is done by way of floor stickers. Our service desks are fitted with safety glasses and customers can help themselves to hand disinfectant. We prefer card payment and most of our products can also be purchased online.
The group size in Visit Turku’s walking tours is limited to 25 participants but this, as the other restrictive actions, can be re-evaluated later. Our guides control the recommended safety distances during the tours and they can use a microphone and a speaker whilst guiding outdoors.
We recommend everyone traveling in our region to check for opening hours and any possible exceptions caused by the COVID-19 situation directly from different service providers’ own websites and channels.
Visit Turku Tourist Information
tel. +358 2 262 7444