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Limits on public transports in Helsinki to be lifted on 26 April

Published : 23 Apr 2021, 21:18

Updated : 24 Apr 2021, 00:44

  DF Report

DF Photo by Anurup Das.

The ongoing restriction of limiting the maximum number of passengers of public transports to 50 per cent of the normal maximum capacity in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) will be lifted on 26 April, said the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (Helsinginseudunliikenne (HSL) in a press release on Friday.

Earlier, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) issued an order limiting the maximum permitted number of passengers from 27 March to 25 April against the backdrop of a worsening situation of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.

The restriction, however, excluded passengers born in or after 2008 on weekday services in Helsinki. If students of grades 7-9 return to in-person learning, this exception is also extended to the passengers born in or after 2005 on weekday services.

The HSL, however, urged the passengers to maintain travel safety. All passengers aged 12 or more must wear a facemask on public transport.

It is still important to practise good hand hygiene and keep a safe distance from other people wherever possible.