Across the border by car
Are you departing from or arriving in Finland? Check our instructions to find out more.
Frontier Motor Liability Insurance
The Green Card system has changed. You may need a Frontier Motor Liability Insurance. You can buy the Frontier Motor Liability Insurance at a customs office. Prices and more information about the Frontier Motor Liability Insurance.
Import and export sanctions on goods also apply to private individuals crossing the Finnish-Russian border
The EU has imposed extensive sanctions on Russia due to the attack on Ukraine. The sanctions also apply to many consumer products. For example, you are not allowed to bring in extra fuel from Russia to Finland. Persons arriving in Finland by road from Russia and persons travelling to Russia should check the restrictions and prohibitions before they travel.
There are restrictions on the import of cars registered in Russia as of 16 September 2023. Read more on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and in the press release by Finnish Customs.
Travellers on vacation should not bring boats or personal watercraft from Russia to Finland, because they cannot be returned to Russia.
Currently, you cannot bring pleasure boats or personal watercraft from Finland to Russia.
Russian attack on Ukraine