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Tallink's Romantika ferry to conduct two special runs on Riga-Stockholm route

BC, Riga, 14.05.2020.Print version
Tallink's Romantika ferry will conduct two special runs on the Riga-Stockholm route on May 19-20 and May 27-28 to ensure labor and cargo mobility between Latvia and Sweden, the company said, cites LETA.

The ferry will depart from Riga at 16:00 on May 19 and May 27, and arrive in Stockholm at 11:00 On May 20 and May 28. The ferry will depart from Stockholm at 16:00 on the same day, and arrive in Riga at noon on May 21 and May 29.

Priority will be given to companies who have listed their employee with the Latvian Investment and Development Agency. Also, passengers who present a significant reason for their trip to Sweden will be accepted.

Passengers who will travel from Stockholm to Riga will have to do it with their own car or organize a private transport from the Riga port.

The ferry is not open for tourists.

All passengers arriving in Riga will have to follow the requirement for a 14-day self isolation, excluding truck drivers.

Passengers with symptoms of Covid-19 will not be allowed on the ship. 

The company so far has no information about when the regular ferry traffic between Riga and Stockholm might resume.

As reported, in the middle of April, the Tallink Grupp subsidiary Tallink Latvija notified the Latvian Employment Agency and the group's Latvian crew members and shore personnel that it is commencing a collective redundancies process involving around 550 Latvian employees.

The process involves both crew members of the group's Latvian flagged vessels Isabelle and Romantika as well as the company's Latvian shore personnel, but the majority of the positions considered for redundancy are those of the onboard service personnel.

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