I’m leaving Finland
The authorities and missions in your destination country can advise you on what regulations apply at your destination.
Ensure smooth passage through Customs when you return. Read our guidance in advance.
Have a pleasant journey!
It’s your responsibility to ensure that you are allowed to bring the foodstuffs you carry into your destination country. You can find this out from the authorities or the mission in the destination country.
Make sure that your dog travels smoothly. Prepare in good time. Always find out about the regulations that apply in the destination country, because they vary and can sometimes change quickly. Get the necessary jabs, pet IDs (usually a microchip) and documents. You can ask for advice from the authorities or the mission in the destination country.
You do not have to inform Customs if you are travelling abroad with your dog.
If you are carrying cash worth 10 000 euros or more when you leave the EU, you must submit a cash declaration to Customs on your own initiative.
Remember that you are only required to declare the cash – there are no restrictions on the amount of cash.
Are you carrying 10 000 euros or more in cash or a corresponding amount in some other currency or in gold?
If you are carrying cash worth 10 000 euros or more in some currency or in gold, you must submit a cash declaration to Customs. Print out and complete the cash declaration form beforehand. Enclose a copy of your passport or ID with the declaration. You can send the declaration form in advance by email.
Choose the red channel or provide the declaration in some other manner to Customs. You can also get the declaration form from Customs at the border crossing point.
You can normally take the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you need with you when you travel. However, most countries have restrictions on imports of medicines. Finnish Customs does not have any information on the provisions of other countries, so contact e.g. the embassy or authorities of the country of destination to find out about these provisions.
- Take your prescriptions, a patient instruction sheet printed out by your doctor or a summary of your prescriptions with you.
- Keep and carry the medicines in their original packaging in your hand luggage. If you are using a pill dispenser, take at least the medicine packaging with you.
- You are only allowed to carry your own medicines that have been prescribed to you personally.
Are you carrying tax-free purchases and leaving Finland for a country outside the EU?
Usually you can obtain the tax refund by visiting a tax-free refund office. However, if you need a Customs stamp on your form, you should take the following with you to Customs:
- the unused, sealed goods and
- the form to be stamped.
Bear in mind that Customs does not refund the taxes.
Leaving Finland on a business trip?
When you go on a business trip and bring goods owned by the company with you, an export declaration must be submitted to Customs for the goods. Read more instructions for going on business trips.
We are happy to help you with any questions you may have about customs matters.
The right of crewmembers of a means of transport in professional traffic to bring in goods tax free
A crewmember on duty on a means of transport that provides professional transportation between Finland and a country or territory outside the EU, can in a calendar month import the same quantity of goods free of tax as passengers can from one trip.
You must enter the goods in a customs clearance carnet upon their import. Pick up a customs clearance carnet in time, before your employment on the means of transport begins. The customs clearance carnet must be presented to Customs upon request. Read more on the customs clearance carnet.