Finland opens 13 new visa centers in China


HELSINKI, Finland – Finnish authorities and Finnish tourism related companies continue to expand their offer of convenient and fast services for Chinese visitors to Finland.

In spring 2016, Finland will open new visa application centers in 13 Chinese cities. These cities are (in alphabetical order) Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xi’an. In addition to these cities, Finland has application centres in Beijing and in Shanghai.

Visit Finland together with Finnair and other Finnish tourism related companies will launch a new stopover service at the end of March. The new service provides stopover packages that cater to the needs of Chinese visitors wishing to stay in Finland between 5 hours to 5 days.

Tourism from Finland to China is experiencing rapid growth, thanks to customer friendly, flexible and better services.

The number of overnight stays by Chinese visitors in Finland grew more than 40% in 2015 compared to the previous year and Chinese travelers are already the biggest spenders per visit of all the international visitors to Finland.

Finland’s new visa application centres in different parts of China, including in the cities with direct flight connections to Helsinki, offer easier and more comfortable access to visit beautiful and pure Finland.