Finnish shipper Viking Line to reopen passenger service for essential traffic from May 14

  • 2020-05-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – As a result of the Finnish government’s decision on May 4 to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Finnish shipper Viking Line will open up passenger service again for essential traffic starting May 14.

Essential traffic includes travel for work and other travel defined by the authorities. Viking Line recommends that all passengers familiarize themselves with the instructions issued by the authorities prior to travelling.

The restrictions are in effect until May 31.

Four of Viking Line's seven vessels will continue their service between Finland and Sweden, the Aland Islands and Estonia.

Service between Helsinki and Stockholm will be suspended until at least May 31.

Cruises from Stockholm to Mariehamn with M/S Viking Cinderella will be suspended until at least June 15.

Viking XPRS, which normally operates between Helsinki and Tallinn, will be out of service until at least May 31.