Information due to Covid-19

Updated January 20, 2022

Government restrictions

Government restrictions can be found here. Please study them carefully!

Before the journey passenger are always obliged to ensure that his conditions for entering and staying in the country of destination are in order

Updated information can be found here: https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

As of December 28th foreign travelers arriving in Finland are required to have a certificate of full vaccination or covid-19 disease less than six months ago, as well as a certificate of a negative test less than 48 hours old. This does not apply to cruises when not going ashore in the destination country.

More information can be found here.

For passengers coming to Sweden

Changes in routines

The passenger terminals in Vaasa and Umeå are open 2 hours before departure.

If there is a person onboard that is suspected to have the coronavirus, with symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory infection, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, they are assigned a cabin until the vessel reaches its destination.

Passengers or personnel who have developed symptoms as above or have been in contact during the last 14 days with a COVID-19 patient are denied boarding.

Please note that there  is a recommendation to avoid travel of all individuals belonging to the “vulnerable groups”, e.g. people over 70 years of age or of any age with severe chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases) and immunocompromised individuals.

Everyone can slow down the spread of coronavirus with their own actions. Reducing social contact is now also important for healthy people, as this slows down the spread of the epidemic. Avoid crowds and maintain at least a two-meter distance from other people.

We recommend the use of a face mask. Face masks can be purchased in the ships’s info or shop.

You can also reduce your own and your family members’ infection risk by maintaining good hand hygiene and following the coughing etiquette.

  • Wash your hands with water and soap often and carefully, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if washing your hands is not an option.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
  • Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and put the tissue in the bin immediately after use. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.

More information can be found here.

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