M/S Eckerö is out of traffic 7/1-20/1 2022 due to scheduled drydocking and will operate according to the regular timetable from 21/1 2022.Read more
Due to the current situation we will inform you on 18/1 how our connecting buses will operate. Our connecting buses are therefore not bookable at the moment.Read more
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Current information about traveling during pandemic

We want you to be able to enjoy a safe journey with us and have taken a number of measures for you and our staff's safety.

Updated: 2022-01-11, 11.30

We welcome all guests who are symptom-free and healthy on board and we continue to strictly follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden recommendations and restrictions. At present, therefore, no vaccination certificate/covid certificate is required when goin on a day cruise with us.

If you feel the slightest symptoms of a cold, we ask you to wait with your journey and look forward to welcoming you on board as soon as you feel completely healthy again.

Information regarding entry to Åland/Finland and Sweden
For information on what applies for entry to Åland/Finland, click here, and for entry to Sweden, click here.

Safety measures on board

We have taken a number of measures to reduce the risk of infection and together we can make it a safe and secure voyage. Below we have collected common questions and answers about how the coronavirus affects travel with us. We reserve the right to change our routines, our schedule or anything else that affects our product at short notice.

ID document
Please note that passengers must always carry valid identity, including a photograph, which can be presented on the passage if required. The identity of all travellers will be checked upon departure. Minors under the age of 18 travelling in the company of a parent or guardian who can show a valid identity document are not included in the ID requirement.

Information about the harbour terminals
Both the terminal in Grisslehamn and Eckerö are now cash-free. Hand sanitizer is available at strategic locations and there are signs and announcements to remind travellers about social distancing.

Connection buses
TRAFFIC INFORMATION REGARDING OUR CONNECTING BUSES: Due to the current situation we will inform you on January 18th how our connecting buses will operate. Our connecting buses are therefore not bookable at the moment.

According to the Swedish Government's and the Public Health Agency of Sweden press information on December 7th, 2021, the Public Health Agency recommend that adults use face masks in public transport if congestion cannot be avoided. Timetable and bus stops, click here.

Eckerö Linjen staff has undergone infection prevention training
All Eckerö Linjen staff in the terminals and on board have undergone infection prevention training. The staff also perform self-checks every morning for symptoms.

What do you do to ensure that your travellers keep social distancing rules and otherwise to prevent the spread of infection on board?
The maximum capacity for guests is still limited, currently the maximum capacity of guests on board is 950, normal maximum capacity is 1630 guests. We urge travellers to remember social distancing.

We limit and control all passenger flows in the terminals during bordning and disembarkation. We also do announcements in the speakers where we tell in what order disembarkation will take place. Guests with car on board will go to their vehicles first while others stay where they are. We then do disembarkation deck by deck.

Payments on board
We encourage card payments at all time.

Information about restaurants
As a result of the Public Health Agency of Sweden information as of December 21st, we have continued to limit the number of seats in our restaurants and in the bar. To reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19, a maximum of 8 people can sit together per company and with 1 meter between the companies.

In the buffet restaurant, protective plexiglass has been mounted over the buffet and hand sanitisers should be used when selecting food. There is also table service of drinks, except from brunch when you can bring your own drink/coffee from dispenser.

In Kafé Käringsund, pastries and sandwiches are individually packed and you can choose disposable cutlery.

Click here to see our restaurants opening hours.

Information about the duty free shop
As a result of the Public Health Agency of Sweden information as of December 21st regarding shopping places, which states that all visitors must be able to have 10 sqm at their disposal (applies to the duty free shop) and has limits the number of guests in our duty free shop.

Hand desinfection is available outside the shop and we reminde you about maintaining social distancing. There is two checkout open for cash payments, and the other checkouts only accept card payments. Plexiglas has been installed at all checkouts.

Click here to see our taxfree deals

Entertainment on board
The entertainment is adapted according to current restrictions so changes can be made at short notice.

What kind of cleaning routines do you have on board?
We have intensified the cleaning routines in our terminals and aboard. We clean the surfaces our guests come into contact with more frequently, including door handles, stair rails, card terminals and other exposed surfaces.

Can passengers be infected via the ventilation system on board?
According to the Institute for Health and Welfare and the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the coronavirus is primarily a drip infection that spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus can also be transmitted via direct contact. The virus does not survive in the air. The on-board ventilation systems operate using 100 % fresh air.

What if someone is suspected of being infected on board?
We welcome guests and staff who are symptom-free and healthy on board. Should there, nonetheless, be a suspected case of illness, we have clear procedures for dealing with different types of infection on board. All measures are based on government directives and are determined in consultation with the authorities.
If a passenger exhibits symptoms of infection that could be Corona, or any other infectious disease, the person in question can be isolated in a cabin on board the ferry until arrival. Any corona tests are carried out by the medical authorities ashore.

Is it possible for me to remain in the car during the voyage?
No, for safety reasons it is not possible to remain in the car during the voyage.

Re-booking / cancellation of a trip
You can read more about our booking and cancellation terms here: