As a result of the Finnish government’s 4th May decision to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the virus, starting 14th May Viking Line will reopen a passenger service for essential traffic.
This includes travel for work and other travel as defined by the authorities. Viking Line said that it recommended that all passengers familiarise themselves with the authorities’ instructions prior to travelling. The restrictions remain in effect until 31st May, 2020.
Four of Viking Line’s seven vessels will continue their service between Finland and Sweden, the Åland Islands and Estonia. Passengers will be able to continue travelling as usual between the Finnish mainland and Åland.
“We are pleased that the decision has now been made to partly ease travel restrictions. It is extremely important to maintain vital social functions by allowing essential service between these countries. We look forward to resuming our normal service with the hope that this can take place in time for our peak summer season.
“We are working in close collaboration with the authorities in charge to ensure that all forms of travel are carried out in a safe and secure manner. Taking a holiday locally is something that we expect will be attractive going forward. We believe that trips to our destinations and, above all, to and through the Baltic Sea archipelagos will experience a renaissance,” said Jan Hanses, Viking Line President and CEO.