Current rules for entry into Sweden and Finland – Recreation


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Although tourism is gradually coming to life and national borders are gradually being opened up to trivial travel, a number of conditions and regulations remain for people to enter the country of destination, including Sweden and Finland.

Tallink Grupp has opened several regular routes, as well as offers special summer travel routes, offering travelers from Latvia to go on long-awaited sea voyages from Tallinn to various destinations – Stockholm, Helsinki, Mariehamn on the Åland Islands and Visby. To ensure that passengers travel in an understandable and peaceful way, the company has compiled the current rules for entering Sweden and Finland.

Rules for entry into Sweden

No 30.06.2021. the current general requirement requires all passengers (aged 18 and over) to present one of the following:

  • proof of completion of vaccination against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved in the European Union and at least two weeks have elapsed since the vaccination;
  • proof that at least one injection of vaccine has been given and at least two weeks have elapsed since vaccination;
  • confirmation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed within the last 72 hours; the following tests are accepted: antigen tests, PCR tests, LAMP tests and TMA tests);
  • evidence of recovery from Covid-19 disease.

Rules of entry into Finland

No 21.06.2021. All citizens of the European Union and the Schengen area who have completed a full course of two doses of vaccine (or one dose of Janssen vaccine) at least two weeks before entering the country or who have contracted the Covid-19 virus in the last 6 months before travel are free to enter In Finland. Persons who have contracted the Covid-19 virus and received a single dose of the vaccine no earlier than one week before travel are also free to enter the country.

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Persons born in 2005 or later can enter the country without a vaccination certificate or recovery from a coronavirus.

Tourist trips

Prior to boarding, passengers must present one of the following:

  • proof of completion of vaccination against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved in the European Union and at least two weeks have elapsed since the last vaccination;
  • confirmation that the person has recovered from the coronavirus and that a single dose of vaccine has been received, in which case at least one week must elapse between the time of vaccination;
  • proof that the person has recovered from the coronavirus in the last six months.

Entry for work purposes

Prior to boarding, passengers must present one of the following:

  • proof of completion of vaccination against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved in the European Union and at least two weeks have elapsed since the last vaccination;
  • confirmation that the person has recovered from the coronavirus and that a single dose of vaccine has been received, in which case at least one week must elapse between the time of vaccination;
  • proof that the person has recovered from the coronavirus in the last six months.
  • confirmation that the vaccine has been received and at least two weeks have elapsed. Upon entering the country, a person must observe 72 hours of self-isolation, and then take a Covid-19 test, the negative result of which relieves them of self-isolation – therefore, upon entering the country, it is necessary to fill in the Finentry form and book a test time;
  • confirmation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed within the last 72 hours. Upon entering the country, the person must observe 72 hours of self-isolation, and then take a Covid-19 test, the negative result of which relieves the self-isolation – therefore, when entering the country, it is necessary to fill in the Finentry form and reserve a test time.
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When purchasing a ticket, you can choose to pay for the antigen testing service on the ships Star and Megastar, which operate on the route Tallinn – Helsinki. The tests are available in limited quantities and cost EUR 39.

Given that sea travel is offered to Latvian travelers from Tallinn, there are several conditions that must be met in Estonia as well. We also invite you to observe the valid regulations when returning to Latvia after a trip. More information on travel regulations in all countries, as well as security measures implemented on ships and in ports, is available on the Tallink website: https://www.tallink.lv/safe-trips.

Tallink strongly recommends that all passengers check the entry rules in the destination country before booking a trip. Each passenger is personally responsible for complying with the travel rules and preparing the necessary documentation.

AS Tallink Grupp

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