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We’ve been helping families to enjoy the magic of Lapland since 1970. That’s 51 years of experience that our Lapland Holiday Experts bring to making your family’s holiday magical, unforgettable and safe.

Lapland Travel Advice

We are so excited to welcome you to Lapland for a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience. We hope you are just as excited, but we understand that you may have some questions as you prepare for your trip.

· Travelling to Lapland

· What to expect in Lapland

Travelling to Lapland

Can I travel to Lapland?

Yes! Finland is on the UK’s green list, accepts the European Covid passport, and is welcoming visitors from the UK, Ireland, and many other countries. Most local restrictions have also been lifted.

There are still some specific requirements in place for travellers. We can’t predict how these will change, but just like in other areas of life, the requirements have been getting less over time.

Meantime, we know how important it is for you to know what the current requirements are, so we have summarised the key things you would need to know if you were to travel to Lapland from Oct 4, 2021.

Travelling to Lapland from the UK

· You can enter Finland from the UK if you were fully vaccinated 14 days or more before your arrival date. A Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate for Travel is required.

· You can also travel to Finland if you have recovered from Covid-19 within the six months prior to your trip and have a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate.

· Children aged 15 (born in 2006) and younger can travel to Finland when accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

· You will not be required to quarantine/isolate.

Returning to the UK

· If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to take a pre-departure Covid test.

· You do have to order a Day 2 antigen/lateral flow test, to be taken after your return home.

· You must complete a Passenger Locator Form for your family, before your journey to the UK, including the reference number of your Day 2 test.

· You will not be required to quarantine/isolate.

Travelling to Lapland from Ireland

· You can enter Finland from Ireland if you were fully vaccinated 14 days or more before your arrival date. An EU Digital Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate is required.

· You can also travel to Finland if you have recovered from Covid-19 within the six months prior to your trip and have a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate.

· Children aged 15 (born in 2006) and younger can travel to Finland when accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

· You will not be required to quarantine/isolate.

Returning to Ireland

· You must have proof of vaccination or proof that you have recovered from Covid-19 within the past 6 months.

o If you are unable to provide either of the above, you will be required to provide a negative RT-PCR test. This test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

o You will be required to complete a Passenger Locator Form for your family before returning to Dublin.

· You will not be required to quarantine/isolate.

Note: if anyone in your party does not meet the Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, Recovery Certificate, or age requirements at the time of travel, we may be unable to accept them as a guest, and they could be denied boarding at the airport. If you feel this circumstance may apply to anyone in your party, please contact us to discuss the options available.

Passports Requirements For UK Passengers

Check your passport dates now!

Any UK citizen entering Finland, including children, must have a full passport, valid for at least 3 months after your arrival date.

If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, the expiry date may have had extra months added. Those extra months do not count towards the minimum 3 months needed for travel in Europe: the expiry date will be measured based on the issue date plus 10 years. You can check if your passport is valid via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/check-a-passport-travel-europe

Passport Requirements for Passengers from Ireland

You can check if your passport is valid for travel via the following link: https://www.dfa.ie

The rules for citizens of other countries vary.

Check the names on your booking match the names on the passports

It is important that the first name and the last name given when you book your trip match the names shown on your passport. If they do not, you may not be allowed to board the aircraft.

Please check your booking confirmation and your travel documents now. If there are any problems, please contact us as soon as possible.

Where do I find Lapland travel updates?

We continually check the official guidance from the UK, Irish and Finnish governments, the local health authorities, and ABTA, and will update this page when there are significant changes. We understand that you may wish to keep an eye on the travel guidance for peace of mind or to check how it applies to your specific circumstances. For more travel and health information regarding your Lapland trip, please see the links below:

· UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office travel advice for Finland

· Irish Department for Foreign Affairs travel advice for Finland

What to expect when you arrive

A magical trip in safe surroundings

Your safety and that of your children – and for Santa and his helpers! – is our most important consideration.

To ensure you have the most magical time with us in Lapland, we will be putting in place some very simple measures to offer you that extra level of safety and reassurance. We do not plan to make any adjustments to your tour itinerary that will change your experience with us, it will be as magical and as memorable as ever!

Covid common sense

· You are required to wear face coverings at the airport and onboard your flight.

· We ask everyone to wear face coverings onboard coach transfers and in crowded areas.

· Our staff will use face shields or face coverings when in close contact with you.

· Hand sanitiser stations will be available at all the locations we visit, and we recommend you bring your own supply for when you are out and about.

· Our thermal suits and boots will be sanitised, refreshed, and rotated between tours.

· Coaches and equipment will be regularly cleaned and sanitised throughout the day.

· Meal times will be staggered to ensure that restaurants are not overcrowded.

Your meeting with Santa

Santa and his Special Elves will not be wearing masks but will be carefully positioned to ensure that you feel comfortable. Santa will be seated at his desk or in his rocking chair, ready to greet you and we will ensure that you can still get that very special photograph with him, something to treasure for years to come.

Our staff

Our staff are travelling to Lapland a little earlier than in previous years for extra training to ensure that our tours operate in a Covid-safe way and comply with all the latest health and safety regulations so that our clients and staff stay safe and well. All of our staff will be fully vaccinated and tested regularly.

Here to help

If you have any questions which have not been answered above, please try our Frequently Asked Questions section, or get in touch: our Lapland experts are here to help!

You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 0800 2700150 or from Ireland 1800 827300.

We cannot wait to share the magic of Lapland with you, our preparations are well underway. Santa and his Special Elves very much look forward to greeting you all!