COVID-19 impact on shipping operations

29 Sep 2020 / Finland

All Finnish ports and terminals operating as normally as possible. Due to COVID-19, social distancing should be exercised and physical meetings between crew and shore personnel are to be avoided.

Crew changes are allowed at all ports in Finland. Restricted nationality on-signers should obtain Schengen visas in their home country before joining vessels in Finland. Visas on arrival (maximum 15 days) may be obtainable with a special permission if the seafarers are 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.

Only cruise calls without passenger shore leave and ship cruises through Finnish territorial waters are allowed.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Finland, contact GAC Finland at [email protected]

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