Due to epidemiological variations of the epidemic in Finland, regional restrictions may vary significantly. In general, restaurants, cafés and bars must offer indoor seating to all customers and safe distances must be maintained. Outdoor seating is not restricted, however safe distances must be maintained. Service providers are required to ensure that customers can wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival. Customers are encouraged to maintain a safe distance from other people and observe good hand and respiratory hygiene.
Restaurants, cafés and bars are open, but have restricted activities depending on the epidemiological situation of the region. The regions where the COVID-19 epidemic has reached the acceleration phase, food and beverage businesses must continue to follow tighter restrictions than the rest of the country. In acceleration phase regions businesses must stop serving alcoholic beverages by 22.00 and in these areas, restaurants, cafés and bars have limited seating.
This map shows the opening times in different parts of Finland. The guidance is updated every two weeks.