Information due to Covid-19

Updated 19.2.2021

The sales of passenger tickets continues with restriction which can be found here. Please study them carefully!

At present, the information from different countries and the EU is being constantly updated with the rules that apply to borders and entry. It is therefore each individual traveler’s own responsibility to keep abreast of what is going on right now via the respective country’s authorities. Here you can find the latest information on rules for entry and travel documents to Finland and here you can find information about entry to Sweden.

The Swedish government has announced that as of February 6, all foreign citizens traveling to Sweden must present a negative covid-19 test that is less than 48 hours old. Exceptions apply to people under the age of 18, people with urgent reasons such as family reasons and people living in Sweden. Staff in the transport sector and elite athletes are also excluded. The new rules apply until March 31.

Travel to Sweden during the corona outbreak
Frequently asked questions
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden

Government press release in English

New rules on entry to sweden and test requirements

When boarding, all passengers, including Finnish citizens, must have a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departure or a medical certificate of recovery from the infection. Passengers are asked to show the certificate upon request at the departure terminal and on arrival in Finland in connection with border control, or to present it to the health authorities on duty at the terminal.

Read more here.

The passenger terminal in Vaasa is open 2 hours before departure.

Service onboard:

  • The Cafeteria located in the forward part of the ship on deck 7 is open, serving breakfast, warm meals and snacks. To keep the social distance, we have marked the chairs not to be used.
  • The à la Carte restaurant is also open.
  • Children’s playroom on deck 7 is closed.
  • The Seating Lounge is closed until further notice.
  • The shop is open during voyage as per posted schedule on board.
  • Payment only by debit/credit card onboard and in the check-in.

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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