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Slush commits to organizing an event with high health safety and safety standards on Dec 1-2, 2021. Below, you will find a list of the health security measures in place during Slush 2021 in addition to our Code of Conduct.


Please read the full Health Safety at Slush 2021 documentation carefully.

Entering the Event

We will inspect our visitors’ Covid-19 passport when changes in the legislation or decisions and guidelines on the part of the authorities permit us to do so.

Accordingly, in order to enter Slush 2021, you may need to present proof of one of the following:

  • A full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine with the last vaccine taken at least 14 days prior to the event. 
  • Proof of recovery from Covid-19 less than six months prior to the event. 
  • Proof of negative PCR test within 72 hours of entrance.

In any case, we strongly recommend our visitors to be prepared to present a covid certificate.

To prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus, please take particular care to follow health guidelines and hand-hygiene measures at the event. Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19.

Traveling to Finland

Traveling to Finland with a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine

Currently, you can enter Finland from all countries if you have received a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering the country, while taking into account the provisions on the entry of foreign nationals into Finland, e.g. visa requirements. Currently, you don’t need to get tested for coronavirus if you have a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine.

Traveling to Finland without a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine

For visitors traveling without a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, we recommend checking the entry restrictions that apply to your specific situation. 

Useful links

Finnish Border Guard
Helsinki Airport safety guidelines

Staying and moving Around in Helsinki

To ensure your safety while moving around in Helsinki, we advise downloading Koronavilkku. Koronavilkku is a contact tracing app produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to help you find out whether you may have been exposed to coronavirus.

In order to make Slush 2021 a safe experience beyond the walls of Messukeskus, we’ve gathered a list of hotels that we advise visitors to stay in. Each of them is offering Slush attendees a discount during the event days. Check out the hotels and book your stay in Helsinki here.

Other useful links

Helsinki’s public transport health guidelines

Event Safety

Masks at the event venue

As of now, we expect all participants to wear masks at the Slush venue. Slush will provide masks free of charge for the event attendees.

High hygiene standards

Slush commits to high hygiene standards during the event, including but not limited to, reinforced cleaning, generous hand sanitizer supply, no handshakes -policy, wireless payment options, and people flow design. Slush is continuously exploring ways of mitigating health risks during the event.

Safe meetings

Slush has partnered with Vetrospace to provide clean and safe meeting booths to ensure that participants can hold meetings safely at the event. Vetrospace meeting pods and phonebooths will be open for use to any participant throughout the event floor.

Useful links

Health Safety at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre


By receiving your Slush Pass you are expected to respect everyone at the event regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other aspects of what we look like, where we come from, and who we are.

We do not accept any kind of disrespectful behavior in any of our events. Slush is meant to be a 100% positive experience from the beginning till the end for everyone at the event.

Disrespectful behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, or religion.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Unsolicited physical contact.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviors.

Attendees violating these rules may be expelled from Slush at the discretion of the organizers. Get it? Perfect! Let’s celebrate entrepreneurship together: equally and respectfully.

See something? Say something. If something disturbing happens to you or you see something inappropriate happening at the event, please reach out to our Security Helpdesk (located next to the Southern cloakroom) or our team.