If you arrive to Finland from Ukraine, you are allowed to stay for 90 days without a visa, apply for temporary protection or asylum. At the moment, it is best to apply for temporary protection. (Updated April 12th.)

kahdet maskit ristikkäin punaisella pohjalla

Check the latest recommendations and restrictions related to coronavirus in Turku e.g. in city services and hobby activities. (Updated 9.8.2022.)

Sign up 4.10.–18.11.2022

The science and technology competition Beyond 2030 Challenge challenges all secondary school students in Finland to come up with creative solutions to questions that burn the mind (or touch humanity), and even save the whole world. The competition is jointly organized by the city of Turku and the pharmaceutical company Bayer.


The temporary facilities of Varissuo health station are located in Pihlajalinna facilities in Kupittaa (Untamonkatu 1B). During the move, the health station will be closed from 7 to 11 October 2022. The Varissuo health station will open in the temporary facilities on Wednesday 12 October.

Kahvia juova nainen katsoo ulos ikkunasta.

Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine is slowing down economic growth, food prices continue to rise rapidly, and energy and fuel prices have also increased considerably. We gathered information on the assistance and support available for financial difficulties in the Turku region.

Tytti Tuppurainen puhujana lavalla Eurooppa-foorumissa 2021
Join in the discussions!

The Europe Forum can be seen and heard again at the end of summer in Turku on August 24–26, 2022. Experts, decision-makers and the public participate in topical discussions at the main event locations and online on the forum's own virtual event platform. Simultaneous Finnish-English-Finnish interpretation is available for live webcasts. This year the forum also includes the Speakers' Corner public event at Hansatori.

Tanssijoita ja harmonikan soittajia Rettiginrinteen Tapahtumamatolla.
Free of charge for performers and associations

Want to organize a street performance? Or reserve a place to sell, for example, flea market items, handicrafts or other products? On the Event Carpet you can enable a piece of urban space from Rettinginrinne, Puutori or The Summer Street portion of Kristiinankatu.

Econsult wins!

Econsult from Lauttasaari High School for International Business in Helsinki won the national upper-secondary-level Beyond 2030 Challenge science competition organised by the City of Turku and Bayer. Erika Pajunen's Econsult team's topical work in environmentally friendly urban planning impressed both the jury and the audience. The winner was decided in a close final of five teams in front of a live audience on April Fools' Day. The winning team was awarded with 4,000 euros.