Enjoying the Turku region, safely and responsibly

LOCAL BUSINESSES AND TOURISM ENTREPRENEURS ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE SO VISITORS CAN SAFELY ENJOY LOCAL SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES. THIS IS ACHIEVED WITH PRACTICAL AND EFFECTIVE MEASURES AND THE GOOD COOPERATION OF THE PUBLIC.

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Culture that runs deep and rich, a broad and fascinating history, the vibrant shores of the River Aura and the invigorating archipelago air. The Turku region offers lots for local, staycationers and curious guests to experience.

In order to confidently enjoy the exciting experiences as well as the high-quality services during exceptional circumstances, local tourism operators have introduced a whole range of measures to protect customers from exposure to the coronavirus.

You can find more detailed information on up-to-date health and safety measures on a companies' own website.
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>> Operators who comply with the required measures and safety criteria are marked with the Clean & Safe Turku label. When you spot it, you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

It must be remembered that effective measures alone are not enough. To achieve a safe experience, site operators and customers must cooperate and comply with given guidance. All of us can do our part to ensure safety and prevent the spread of the virus.

Accommodation

At the end of a fascinating culture tour or a busy family day out, it’s wonderful to collapse into the warm embrace of a soft bed. The Turku region is full of a wide variety of accommodation options, which are are both welcoming and pleasurable.

In addition to comfort, accommodation providers also manage guest safety via a range of measures. This ensures hotel luxury can be enjoyed with peace of mind, now and in the future.

Wherever you stay, remember to always take care of good hand hygiene, keep a safe distance from others in public areas and avoid unnecessary contact with railings and other surfaces.

Restaurants

Enjoyable restaurant experiences are a cornerstone of what makes life great. The wonderful news is that the delicious tasting menus and relaxing luncheons of the Turku region are still widely available. That’s because the safety of diners is as important to our restaurants as the presentation of their dishes. As equally important are a customer’s good hand hygiene and the responsibility to stay at home if displaying any symptoms.

Events

Many interesting things happen in the Turku region all year round. Although the opportunities to experience these events virtually has increased a lot, plenty of secure live experiences are still available. Event organisers closely follow regional guidelines and apply them to their arrangements, ensuring safety for all guests and participants. Fortunately, these special arrangements do not present an obstacle to a full experience.

The use of a mask in public spaces and especially at events is highly recommended. Take care to keep a safe distance from one-another, use gloves and follow the event guidelines set by the organisers.

Cruises

The shipping operators are constantly following current guidelines and updating their safety measures so that everyone can embark on a cruise with confidence. The well-being and safe travel of passengers is a priority in all activities throughout a journey. Although many changes have been implemented, these have not diminished the pleasure a cruise can bring. The Archipelago Sea is still just as enchanting as it was before.

As a passenger, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the shipping operator’s own corona guidelines as well as the more general instructions on cruise travel. This will ensure you know how to correctly conduct yourself on board ship and follow the safety precautions to the best of your ability.

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Text Jemina Sormunen. Photos Jemina Sormunen, Ilona Aaltonen, Patrick Selin and Kim Allen-Mersh.

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