Mar 16


Information about COVID-19

Here is some useful information for travelers in case of illness, especially during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.


If you have severe Covid-19 coronavirus symptoms such as fever over 38°C with respiratory infection symptoms (coughing, breathing difficulties) and cannot self-care, seek professional medical help. It is important that you should contact the health center by phone to receive instructions.

If your travel insurance includes medical insurance, please contact the health provider mentioned in the policy first for advice. Otherwise be in contact (first by phone) with the local public health center or hospital emergency department.

The Finnish institute for health and welfare is continously updating their Covid-19 coronavirus updates site.

For more information:  https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/whats-new/news/2020/coronavirus-covid19-guidance-for-travelers-to-finland/

Useful phone numbers in Kainuu region

KAINUU (Kajaani, Sotkamo, Kuhmo, Suomussalmi, Ristijärvi, Hyrynsalmi, Paltamo, Puolanka municipalities)

Call always first the toll-free Medical helpline number 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic! It answers 24/7.

Kai­nuu Cent­ral Hos­pi­tal: Emergency Clinic

Address: Sot­ka­mon­tie 13, 87300 Ka­jaa­ni


Emergency care information at Hospital District of Kainuu  https://sote.kainuu.fi/en/in-english

Health Cent­re con­tact de­tails in municipalities (Call always the toll-free Medical helpline number 116 117 before you go!)

Hy­ryn­sal­mi Health Cent­re

Ki­viön­tie 11
89400 Hy­ryn­sal­mi

Kuh­mo Health Cent­re

Kirk­ko­tie 16
88900 Kuh­mo

Pal­ta­mo Health Cent­re

Sai­raa­la­tie 7
88300 Pal­ta­mo

Ris­ti­jär­vi Health Cent­re

Sau­kon­tie 1
88400 Ris­ti­jär­vi

Sot­ka­mo Health Cent­re

Kes­kus­ka­tu 9
88600 Sot­ka­mo

Suo­mus­sal­mi Health Cent­re

Väls­kä­rin­ku­ja 2
89600 Suo­mus­sal­mi


If you have severe Covid-19 coronavirus symptoms requiring treatment, you can call the Helsinki coronavirus helpline at tel. 09 310 10024 (weekdays 7-20). At other times, call the Medical helpline, tel. 09 310 117.

For more information on what to do if you suspect you have the coronavirus infection and are in the Helsinki area, please see the Helsinki healtcare coronavirus information site.

Emergency care information at Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS): https://www.hus.fi/en/medical-care/medical-services/emergency_care/


It is important to remember to call the emergency number only in genuine emergency situations. In an emergency situation, you will be treated even if you do not have a municipality of residence in Finland. The medical costs can be collected from you afterwards. The emergency number can be called free of charge from any phone. No area code is needed. If you have a mobile phone subscription that is based abroad you can still call the emergency number without an area code.

Embassies in Finland

You can find the contact information of your own Embassy in Finland on the list of representations of foreign countries in Finland maintained by Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


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