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12th jUNE, 2020

Covid restrictions still in action.


As per latest information all cruises under inflot agency cancelled until august. We will keep you informed of any changes.

From June 1,

 

Estonia's borders will be reopened to those arriving from Europe


According to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Estonia, the borders of Estonia will be reopened to those arriving from Europe as of 1 June. Persons without symptoms of illness who come from a member state of the European Union or the Schengen Convention or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland may come to Estonia.

Who can come to Estonia?

According to the government, passengers from 16 countries (Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland can enter Estonia without a quarantine obligation from 1 June ). In addition, citizens of 11 other European countries (Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, Malta, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland) can enter the country, who must then remain in quarantine for two weeks.

The quarantine obligation of a traveler to Estonia depends on whether the proportion of people infected with the coronavirus is higher than 15 from the country of origin. This means that there should be 15 or fewer people per 100,000 inhabitants in the country of departure in the last 14 days. People who come to Estonia from a country with a higher ratio of infected people must remain in quarantine for two weeks when they arrive in Estonia. Every Friday and updated information on the national requirements for the quarantine takes kriis.ee and vm.ee pages.

Passenger traffic in the Port of Tallinn

The decision of the government will help to restart the transport of passengers in the Port of Tallinn on the Estonian-Finnish shipping lines, where it has been possible to travel only for work-related purposes or for important family reasons since 14 May. Finland has not yet announced the opening of the borders to tourists, so Finnish citizens can travel to Estonia freely, but citizens of Estonia and other countries have not yet traveled to Finland for tourism.

In the statistics of the Port of Tallinn for the summer months of 2019, the share of citizens of the above-mentioned countries without quarantine obligations accounted for 61% of all passengers on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, including 53% in Finland. The share of citizens of countries subject to quarantine obligations was 3.2%. Thus, it can be assumed that the lifting of restrictions will most affect Finnish passengers, who will be able to sail to Tallinn again. The second largest group of passengers on Estonian-Finnish shipping lines are Estonians (24%), of whom 26% travel for work.

The Tallinn-Stockholm and Tallinn-St. Petersburg shipping lines continue to be closed and it is unknown at this time when they will be restored. There have been no cruise ship visits in Tallinn this season, there are valid reservations for the period July-September, but cruise companies have the right to cancel them free of charge, which has been done with current May-June reservations.

Comment on the Estonian Government’s decision to postpone the cruise ships calls until 01.05.2020

Comment on the Estonian Government’s decision to postpone the cruise ships calls until 01.05.2020

Today, the Estonian Government introduced special measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including postponing the acceptance of cruise ship calls until May 1, 2020. The management of Tallinna Sadam estimates that this decision will not significantly affect the Group’s financial results, as the cruise season begins in April and the restriction concerns cancellation of only four cruise ship calls. We have not received any other cancellations from cruise companies until now, but we will continue monitoring the situation. During the 2019 cruise season from April to October, the total number of cruise ship calls was 345 and the number of cruise passengers was 660 thousand. The Government’s restrictions do not concern international passenger lines or ferry lines between Estonian mainland and largest islands.



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