Baltic Sea shipper Tallink will accept other coronavirus tests besides PCR and allow children 12 years of age or younger to board its Tallinn-Helsinki ferries without being tested.
Because travelers will have to present proof of testing negative for the coronavirus when traveling to Finland from Tuesday, Tallink specified that it will accept both printed and digital PCR-test, PCR rapid test, LAMP-test, antigen test and rapid antigen test results from up to 72 hours before boarding.
The second adjustment concerns a list of people who do not have to produce a negative test result. They include children under the age of 13, transport workers, transport vessels' crewmembers – including sailors – airplane crewmembers and transport crewmembers commuting to or from work. Workers necessary for the functioning of the Finnish society, such as nurses, doctors and caregivers, also do not have to produce proof of testing.
A more detailed list of professions representatives of which can enter Finland by way of exception can be found at the link.
Tallink recommends passengers to contact Finnish agencies to make sure they have the right to enter the country before buying their ticket.
Traveling to Finland is subject to severe restrictions until March 18. All passengers are urged to check whether they will be allowed into the country before booking their tickets.
Information available to Tallink suggests one can pay to get tested at the Confido testing stand in the Nautica shopping mall between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mon-Sun.
"All shipping companies have temporarily taken the measure of verifying whether passengers have a negative test result and we hope this step will help us achieve more relaxed travel restrictions between Estonia and Finland in the not-too-distant future," Tallink said.
Editor: Marcus Turovski