Starting August 26, Tallink's MS Baltic Queen will be operating between Tallinn and Stockholm in limited capacity for mainly cargo transport, but passengers with vehicles will also be allowed on board.
The MS Baltic Queen will make one return trip on the Tallinn-Stockholm route every week, departing from Stockholm on Tuesday evenings and from Tallinn on Wednesday evenings.
Up to 75 percent passenger capacity is allowed on the vessel, with only passengers traveling with a vehicle allowed on board.
Katri Link, communications manager for Tallink, told ERR that they do not expect many travelers because entering Estonia from Sweden still comes with a 14-day quarantine requirement.
Link said: "Only those who need to go to Sweden for essential reasons like work will travel. We met them halfway with this change and will make life easier for them."
Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink, added in a press release: "We are glad to announce that the gradual improvement of Sweden's pandemic situation has allowed us to once again think about re-establishing operation between Tallinn and Stockholm, at least in limited capacity. It is still clear however that passenger transport with Sweden will not be restored until our authorities say it is fine to travel there and restrictions are lifted."
Strict hygiene requirements are still set on ships and all passengers must confirm that they do not have symptoms.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste