Finland vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a trip to Finland? Please read our travel advice to prepare for your holiday. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Finland, although these are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the duration of your stay in the Land of a Thousand Lakes.

Finland lies in Northern Europe and has borders with Russia, Norway, Estonia and Sweden. The country has a continental climate with (short) warm summers and (long) cold winters. In the south, the summers can be very enjoyable with temperatures rising as high as 30 degrees Celsius. However, Finland is yet best known for its snow: a large part of the country is covered under a thick white blanket sixth months of the year. It you go for snow February and March are the best months to travel to Finland. In these months, it is slightly sunnier and you have a greater chance to observe the spectacular Northern Lights. In the summer, especially in June and July, there are many mosquitoes. This is why August is the best time to travel to the country that is known as the Land of a Thousand lakes, but is home to a whopping 188,000 lakes, which are popular among tourists, and ideal for sailing, swimming and windsurfing. Finnish Lapland is a popular destination for skiing and dog sledding and is also the area where you might see the Aurora Borealis. Capital Helsinki offers many museums, restaurants, clubs and cafes and is therefore an ideal destination for a city trip.

Regardless of your holiday plans for Finland, please be aware of diseases to which you may not be resistant. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on what else you can do to minimise health risks. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Finland vaccinations: the most common risks

In Finland, you run a (small) risk of catching diseases to which you may not be resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Finland and you’ll know at a glance which specific vaccinations you require.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

In this country Tick-borne encephalitisis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

A healthy trip to Finland: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Finland as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey. 

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips. 

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Finland? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Finland vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Finland? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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