Shippers predicting rapid increase in travel from Finland to Estonia ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Eckerö Line's MS Finlandia.
Eckerö Line's MS Finlandia. Source: Eckerö Line

Major shippers operating between Tallinn and Helsinki are predicting a rapid increase in travel from Finland to Estonia, Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat writes.

Tallink Silja CEO Margus Schults told the paper that tickets to Tallinn have been available for sale since the beginning of June, but now the company has the opportunity to actively market them as well.

Viking Line has likewise been selling tickets to Tallinn since the beginning of the month. Demand thus far has been low, but constantly increasing, CEO Jan Hanses said.

Eckerö Line CEO Taru Keronen also said that demand is likely going to start quickly improving. Eckerö is to begin operating a Vuosaari-Muuga route for passengers with vehicles again.

The Finnish government decided to allow tourism travel to Estonia and other nearby countries again, with the exception of Sweden, beginning Monday, June 15. As of next Monday, travel will be open from Finland to the Baltic states, Denmark, Norway and Iceland again without the requirement to quarantine after the trip.

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