Border restrictions

04 May 2021 / Finland

Cargo traffic:

Crew changes are allowed at all ports in Finland. Restricted nationality on-signers must obtain Schengen visas in their home country before joining vessels in Finland. Visas on arrival (maximum 15 days) may be obtained with special permission if the seafarer is unable to obtain the visa before traveling (for example, if the local consulate is closed due to COVID-19). For restricted nationality off-signers, visas can be arranged by the agent.

Cruise traffic:

Only cruise calls without passenger shore leave and ship cruises through Finnish territorial waters are allowed. Border restrictions were extended to be in force until 25 May 2021 with a possibility for further extension.

For the latest information regarding the impact of COVID-19, as well as shipping operations in Finland, contact GAC Finland at [email protected]

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