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Finnlines’ passengers tested on Sunday confirmed negative for coronavirus
On 16 August 2020, Finnlines’ customers were offered the opportunity to take part in the voluntary coronavirus test in Helsinki, Vuosaari. Administrative cooperation offered the opportunity for a voluntary test for passengers arriving from Germany to Finland. All 54 samples tested were confirmed negative. More information at the website of the City of Helsinki.
“Health and safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority and we work closely with authorities to eliminate any exposure to infection. It is good that authorities are taking measures to prevent coronavirus infections. We work closely with different authorities to eliminate any exposure to coronavirus infection on board our ships,” says Head of Passenger Services Kielo Vesikko.
Finnlines’ vessels safe to travel
Safety is one of the most important aspects in shipping. Finnlines takes safety issues into consideration in all its actions.
Finnlines has long done preventive work to increase safety on board vessels and the Company works closely with the authorities on all security and healthy related issues, including coronavirus.
Finnlines vessels have capacity for a limited number of passengers, a few hundred at most, and compared to those numbers they are spacious, which limits the exposure to infectious diseases. To ensure the safety of both passengers and crew intensified precautionary measures are taken onboard our vessels:
- We recommend to use of face masks in situations where avoiding close contact is not possible
- We clean and disinfect our public and cabin areas thoroughly
- Hand sanitizers are available in all public spaces and crew quarters
- To prevent virus transmission, common facilities, such as gym and spa, are limited use only
- The crew has been given detailed instructions in how to care for anyone with flu-like symptoms
Furthermore, almost all passengers travel with their own car and the check-in is done without passengers having to leave their car.
The safety and wellbeing of our passengers is our top priority. Read more on our precautionary measures on board Finnlines’ vessels.