Updated 20 May


From June 1 2020, restaurants are allowed to open. According to the regulation, the restrictions would apply to the whole country. Restaurants can take in half of the normal number of customers to ensure a sufficient distance between customers and groups. Restaurants and cafés are allowed to open 6:00 until 23:00. Alcohol sales can start 9:00 and close 22:00. 

Customers sit at their own tables, but table service is still not mandatory. For example, it is possible to pick up a drink or a portion of food from the counter itself, but the customer is not allowed to dispense the food themselves. Buffet tables are prohibited. In addition, hand washing should be possible.

Customer seat restriction does not apply to terraces but customer safety must also be ensured outdoors.

Customer should not come to restaurants and cafés if any symptoms of coronavirus.


Updated 19 May

Due to the lifting of restrictions, the authorities are also currently updating multilingual information on the effects of the coronavirus. Here are useful links to be followed:

Finnish: https://kotouttaminen.fi/koronavirus
Swedish: https://kotouttaminen.fi/sv/coronaviruset
English: https://kotouttaminen.fi/en/coronavirus

Information in different languages ​​especially for entrepreneurs:


Government releases in different languages:


Releases in different languages: