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.
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.
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.
Information about the mesures onboard ships, rescheduling or cancelling ship passages, please contact the shipping company:
Tallink Silja: https://www.tallinksilja.fi/medialle/-/cision/expanded-release/1ab2a113…
Viking line: https://www.vikingline.fi/valitse-matka/reittimatkat/reittimatkat-kevat…
Eckerö line: https://www.eckeroline.fi/blog/ajankohtaista-koronaviruksesta/
Published 2.3.2020. Last updated 16 June, 2020, at 12:20 : The travel restrictions have been lifted from 15 June onwards. .