Helsinki Police on Segway
Photo: Discover Helsinki
Usually only random customs checks take place among travellers landing in Finland, particularly if your journey commenced in another European Union member state.
Please note that strictly defined restrictions apply to the import of alcohol and cigarettes.
Details are available on ferries and aeroplanes.
Travellers are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance.
This will allow the quickest and most appropriate treatment in private clinics, which are otherwise prohibitively expensive.
For general emergencies, phone 112.
Medical services in Helsinki are efficient, but the options and waiting times vary considerably.
For serious injuries and other medical emergencies, phone the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HYKS, tel. 09 4711), which will direct you to the appropriate hospital.
In the event of less urgent medical problems, contact the nearest medical centre (terveysasema).
Each visit costs EUR 16.40. Private doctors are listed in the Yellow Pages under Lääkärikeskuksia.
For example Pikkujätti is a Medical Centre for children and youth.
24-hour dental emergency care is provided by Stardent (tel. 0600 065 000, Mannerheimintie 62 and Vilhovuorenkatu 3).