This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Date: Saturday 2 August 2014
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Kick off time: 4:30pm (local time)
As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Finland
Passports and visas
You don’t need a visa to travel to Finland, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay in Finland. Ensure that next of kin details are kept up to date.
Remember to get your free European Health Insurance Card EHIC before leaving the UK. The EHIC isn’t a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. No medical services are provided free of charge in Finland.
If you lose your passport you will need to apply for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) at the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Helsinki. The fee for an ETD is £95 (approx 123 EUR) payable by cash (Euros only) or Visa/MasterCard credit cards. You will need to submit one passport photo in colour and a paper copy of your flight details to apply.
as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits
Drinking in the street, non designated pub or restaurant areas is prohibited in Finland
Don’t get involved with drugs - the penalties are severe. Drugs and drink driving laws are stricter in Finland than in the UK. Possession of even small quantities can lead to heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
For the latest information on safety and security, visit Foreign and Commonwealth Office page for Travel Advice - Finland
Contact the British Embassy in Helsinki
British Embassy Helsinki
Itäinen Puistotie 17