Coronavirus – instructions for passengers

Matkustajien opastusta terminaaleissa lisätään

The Covid-19 outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 by the World Health Organization. The travel restrictions on international passenger ships have been alleviated from 15 June onwards.

The general travel recommendation provided by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs remains as “avoid all non-essential travel,” with the exceptions of Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Recreational travel from Finland to Estonia and the Baltic countries has been released. Ship passengers no longer need to stay in a 14-day quarantine when returning to Finland.

The instructions for border traffic issued by the Border Guard

More info on the government recommendations

Everyone has the right to leave Finland; however, non-essential travel should be avoided
Government decides on plan for hybrid strategy to manage coronavirus crisis and for gradual lifting of restrictions  
Government decided on tightening restrictions on border traffic along the border with Sweden and Norway and on steps to secure medical care in Åland

Both ports and shipping companies are prepared for the gradual and safe return to passenger traffic in many ways. We are working in close cooperation with the authorities to ensure that traffic can resume safely. Passengers should also familiarise themselves with instructions issued by the authorities and comply with the hygiene and health regulations put in place by the authorities.

Instructions for passengers and employees arriving in Finland 

Measures in terminals in Helsinki

•    Terminals are cleaned more thoroughly and surfaces are disinfected regularly. 

•    Terminals are equipped with disinfectant stations for passengers.

•    Passengers are reminded to maintain good hand hygiene and safety distances with the help of signs and markings, for example.

•    Use of facial masks is strongly recommended. There is a limited amount of them available at the terminals.

Ship travel

Information about the mesures onboard ships, rescheduling or cancelling ship passages, please contact the shipping company:

Tallink Silja:…
Viking line:…
Eckerö line:


How to wash your hands thoroughly

Published 2.3.2020. Last updated 16 June, 2020, at 12:20 : The travel restrictions have been lifted from 15 June onwards. .