If you have recently travelled in a malaria-risk area, please wait six months before donating blood after returning to Finland. Travelling elsewhere in the country results in a 28-day donation deferral period.

Malaria occurs in some parts of the country, but there is no malaria risk in the large cities such as Hanoi, Haiphong, Da Nang, Di An, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hội An, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet and Quy Nhon. There is also no risk of malaria in the deltas of the Red River and Mekong rivers, or in the beach resorts on the east coast south of Da Nang towards the Mekong Delta.

Read more about blood donation and malaria-risk areas.

Please get in touch if you need more information: 0800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).