Estonia: Tallink to offer free travel vouchers to passengers for getting vaccinated

  • 2021-07-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Group and the Port of Tallinn will be distributing free travel vouchers to passengers who get vaccinated on board Tallink ships in July and August.

Tallink and the Port of Tallinn have teamed up to help speed up and support the vaccination drive in Estonia and will be giving away free travel vouchers to passengers who get vaccinated on board Tallink vessels Star and Megastar between July 29 and Aug. 15, the companies said.

The voucher will enable every passenger who gets vaccinated against coronavirus on board during the said period to enjoy one free 5-hour mini cruise on the Tallinn-Helsinki route before Dec. 30, 2021.

Vaccination on Tallink's shuttle vessels will be carried out by medical company Eldred OU and their qualified medical personnel. The vaccines used are the single-dose Janssen and the two-dose Pfizer. Free-of-charge vaccination is only provided for citizens and residents of Estonia due to the doses being allocated from the vaccine supply of the Estonian state.

"The solution to this pandemic is vaccination. Tallink has wanted to and done its best to help speed along the vaccination drive in Estonia already since spring and has helped provide greater protection against the virus to nearly 1,000 Estonian citizens and residents through two short-term vaccination pilots on board in June and July. Also, our maritime workers in Estonia, out of whom 84 percent have already been vaccinated to date, are a great example to us all and help us ensure that we continue to offer the safest service possible. We want to help our country avoid going into a third wave of the pandemic by continuing to offer vaccination opportunities on board and this time will also say thank you to everyone who gets vaccinated in the form of a free mini cruise from us and our good partners, Port of Tallinn," Paavo Nogene, CEO of Tallink Grupp said.

"Getting vaccinated against coronavirus must be made as easy and accessible as possible for people. Our joint initiative with Tallink has been inspired exactly by this goal. Getting vaccinated on board enables people to combine doing something that is enjoyable with something that is necessary. I hope that people will take this opportunity to get vaccinated on the vessels and together we can protect more people against the virus in Estonia and help ensure that we can return life to normal in our country as soon as possible," Valdo Kalm, CEO of the Port of Tallinn, added.