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Tallink to re-open limited maritime traffic between Tallinn, Stockholm at end of August

BC, Tallinn, 07.08.2020.Print version
Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp announced that it will reopen the traffic between Tallinn and Stockholm in a limited capacity from August 26 and initially mainly for cargo transportation, informed LETA/BNS.

Traffic between the two capital cities was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergency situation declared in Estonia in March this year. 

From August 26, the company’s vessel Baltic Queen will operate one return trip on the Tallinn-Stockholm route every week, departing from Stockholm on Tuesday evenings and from Tallinn on Wednesday evenings.  

In addition to the Tallinn-Stockholm return trips, Baltic Queen will also operate on the Turku-Tallinn route on weekends and will provide cargo transportation between Turku and Stockholm on Mondays and Thursdays every week. 

"We are pleased that the gradual improvement of the pandemic situation in Sweden over the last month is enabling us to start seriously considering the restoration of the transport service between Tallinn and Stockholm, even if in a reduced capacity at first. However, it is clear that tourism traffic and transport of passengers without cars will continue to be suspended until the authorities change their travel advice for Sweden and until travel restrictions are removed," Paavo Nogene, CEO of Tallink Grupp, said.  

There are still maximum passenger number limits in place on Tallink Grupp’s vessels with only 75% of the total passenger capacity allowed on any departure.

Strict hygiene requirements are in place on all the vessels and all passengers must confirm at check-in that they are healthy and have no virus symptoms. Passengers with virus symptoms or who are ill will not be allowed to board. 

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