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Crown Guidelines (Updated 5/14/2020)

Thursday   14.05.2020

Symptoms of Covid-19 early disease may include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, feeling of weight in the chest, and / or muscle pain. Malaise and decreased general condition and taste and smell disturbances are typical. Approximately 10% of patients may experience an intestinal symptom (nausea, mild diarrhea or abdominal pain, but usually patients also have some other symptom suggestive of a coronary infection). CO-VID infection typically does not have significant rhinitis. There is only about half of the fever before seeking treatment.

Travel restrictions to prevent a corona pandemic will be phased out. Commuting, other necessary traffic and the return of Finnish citizens to Finland can begin on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

The Rauma Health Authority asks Rauman Satama Oy to forward a recommendation to companies in the port area that joint transports should be avoided. If this is not possible, the use of mouth and nose pads during transport would be desirable. In addition, work situations where you have to be in the vicinity of 2 meters for more than 15 minutes should be avoided.

Visits to seafarers’ countries are regulated by EU Regulation 2016/399 (Schengen Borders Code), Annex VII, point 3. In Finland, this recommendation (may be permitted) has been implemented by the provisions of section 44 of the Aliens Act (301/2004). During exceptional circumstances, the right of seafarers to call ashore at the ship’s port location is limited to what is necessary (RVLE letter dated 15.4.2020, RVL2013354).

The decision made by the Government on 7 May 2020 significantly eases the restrictions on cross-border traffic, e.g. for commuting. With the entry into force of the facilitations on 14 May 2020, it will no longer be necessary to restrict seafarers’ access to the port area. However, operators are advised to follow the current guidelines and recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Welfare ( in order to prevent the spread of the corona epidemic.

Seafarers’ crew changes shall be carried out in accordance with normal procedures. If the shipping company wishes to ascertain the person’s state of health before boarding the ship for a seafarer entering a Finnish port, it is possible to arrange quarantine-like conditions when the shipping company or its representative is responsible for the arrangements. A seafarer whose entry is subject to a visa and has not been issued in advance or whose stay does not allow for the implementation of the above arrangement may be issued a visa allowing a stay of up to 15 days upon arrival at the border. This arrangement is possible in Finland and the implementation of the arrangement must be presented to the border guard authority in connection with the notification of the seaman arriving in the country.

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