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Estonia: Tallink to halt operation of Silja Serenade, Silja Symphony from Thursday

BC, Tallinn, 17.03.2020.Print version
Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp announced on Tuesday that it will suspend the operation of the vessels Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony plying the Helsinki-Stockholm route from Thursday, writes LETA/BNS.

Tallink Grupp said that due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and the announcement by the  Finnish government that it will close the borders of the Republic of Finland from March 19, the company will temporarily suspend the operation of its Helsinki-Stockholm route vessels Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony. 

Both vessels will temporarily make their final departures on the evening of Wednesday, March 18, and will thereafter remain suspended in the ports of their respective flag states until the end of the state of emergency in Finland and the termination of travel restrictions.  

From Stockholm, only passengers who have the right to enter the Republic of Finland or the right to use the Republic of Finland as a transit corridor, such as citizens of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia, are allowed to board Silja Serenade travelling to Helsinki. 

Cargo transporters are allowed to board both vessels without restrictions as the governments have agreed to allow cargo transport passengers on board vessels without restrictions to ensure the continuing movement of goods between European countries. 

Tallink Silja said it will contact all customers affected by the change at the first opportunity. 

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