Tallink continues transporting passengers on Tallinn-Helsinki route
According to information received by Tallink Grupp last night, 2 April, from Traficom in Finland, the Finnish authorities have not managed to reach an agreement regarding the new restrictions, so passenger traffic to Finland will currently continue, the company says in a press release.
Passengers are currently able to travel both to and from Finland, providing they adhere to the entry and isolation restrictions previously established. Tallink Grupp’s vessel Megastar will continue transporting passengers to and from Finland on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, and the group’s vessels Baltic Princess and Galaxy on the Turku-Stockholm route. From Saturday, 4 April, due to the closure of the Turku passenger terminal, only passengers with vehicles will be able to travel from Turku to Stockholm. Foot passengers can still get onboard from Stockholm and Åland until further notice. In Turku the passengers without vehicles will need to exit the ferry via car deck.
Passenger transport to Finland will continue until the Finnish authorities give the order and further guidance for suspending passengers transport to Finland. According to information available to Tallink Grupp, discussions regarding the passenger transport restrictions will continue in Finland next week.
AS Tallink Grupp is one of the leading providers of passenger transport and cargo transport services in the northern part of the Baltic Sea region. The company owns 14 vessels and operates seven ferry routes under the brand names of Tallink and Silja Line. AS Tallink Grupp employs over more than 7000 people in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Russia and Germany. In 2019, Tallink Grupp provided services to 9.8 million travellers and transported approximately 380,000 freight units of goods. The shares of Tallink Grupp are listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.