Finland

Finland

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until the start of 2021. The ONS have made every effort to produce high-quality estimates for the periods when IPS data is not being collected but have not been able to produce a full set of results therefore no data from 2020 is available on the interactive chart below. Interviewing initially began at UK airports at the start of 2021, though the IPS remained suspended at some sea ports and train stations during the year. Data for 2021 and 2022 is also excluded below as there were no interviews at Eurotunnel until July 2022 and data from Dover was only collected from Q3 2021.

Read more about 2020 inbound data2021 inbound data, 2022 quarterly data as well as the latest monthly data for 2022.

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Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)5.7
Global rank for international tourism expenditure47
Number of outbound visits (m)8.7
Most visited destinationSweden

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2022
Population (m)5.5
GDP per capita PPP (US$)59,160
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)1.1
Annual GDP growth (%)2.3

Inbound visits to Britain from Finland

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Access to Britain from Finland

Measure2022
Weekly aircraft departures57
Weekly seat capacity11,222
Airports with direct routes in Finland6
Airports with direct routes in Britain10
  • Virtually all visits from Finland to Britain are made by plane
  • In 2022, there were 57 direct flight departures from Finland to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 11,222 a week
  • 6 airports in Finland serve 10 British airports
  • Following the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, scheduled seat capacity in 2022 from Finland to the UK recovered to 65% of 2019 levels
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Finland is £13