Visit Turku follows the restrictions and recommendations instructed by the Finnish government and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and urges everyone to act responsibly and follow all the recommended guidelines. At the moment companies and businesses in our region are operating normally or with certain restrictions issued by the authorities. News updated September 15th 2020.

Cross-border commuting for employment and commissions and other essential traffic across the Schengen internal borders is permitted. The situation will be reviewed every two weeks. 

All persons arriving in Finland are recommended to self-isolate for 14 days from the countries, which are not permitted for recreational travel. Current list of countries will be reviewed every two weeks.

Further information:
Finnish Government: Restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic

Arriving to Turku and getting around – Service providers and COVID-19 information 

Ships 

Viking Line
Silja Line 
Finnlines

Trains 

VR

Busses 

Matkahuolto
Föli (Turku Region Public Transport)

Accommodation 

Most of the hotels and other accommodation providers in Turku are welcoming guests and using strict hygiene and safety measures to ensure their safety. 

Restaurants and cafés

Many restaurants have been welcoming guests since 1 June with a variety of restrictions. All customers will be required to have their own seat. Restaurant and cafés are also responsible for ensuring sufficient physical distances between customers.

Outdoor activities 

Outdoor sports facilities such as sport parks are open since 14 May. The restrictions on gatherings must still be taken into consideration. Public beaches, swimming pools and other public indoor sports facilities are open since 1 June with special restrictions. Restrictions and recommendations, such as safety distances, also apply in national parks. Visitors are expected to follow the rules and regulations issued by the authorities. 

Further information: 
Turku Sports Facilities
Metsähallitus

Culture and events

Most churches, museums, libraries and galleries are open with special arrangements. Guidance, events, workshops or courses can be arranged in the museums as of 1 August.

Public events with more than 500 persons are prohibited until 31 August. It is possible to hold outdoor events with a total audience of more than 500 persons as of 1 July with special arrangements.  As of 1 August, events with more than 500 persons may be held also in indoor premises with special arrangements. 

Further information: 
Turku Events Calendar

Visit Turku Tourist Information 

Visit Turku Tourist Information (Monitori Market Square, Aurakatu 8) is open Monday–Friday 9am-6pm. and Saturday 10am-3pm. Customers can reach us also by telephone, email, chat or social media (Facebook and Twitter). Please note! On Sundays the service only by phone, email, chat or on social media channels (10am-3pm).

Customers are advised to follow safety and hygiene instructions such as maintaining distances. This is done by way of floor stickers. Our service desks are fitted with safety glasses and customers can help themselves to hand disinfectant. We prefer card payment and most of our products can also be purchased online. 

Visit Turku Shop Online

The group size in Visit Turku’s walking tours is limited to 25 participants but this, as the other restrictive actions, can be re-evaluated later. Our guides control the recommended safety distances during the tours and they can use a microphone and a speaker whilst guiding outdoors. 

We recommend everyone traveling in our region to check for opening hours and any possible exceptions caused by the COVID-19 situation directly from different service providers’ own websites and channels. 

Visit Turku Tourist Information
tel. +358 2 262 7444
info@visitturku.fi 

Further information and important links

COVID-19 information by the City of Turku
Latest updates on COVID-19 by Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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