Mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport lifted
As of Monday 25 October, face masks are no longer mandatory on public transport. The requirement for face masks is removed from HSL’s Conditions of Carriage and ticket conditions. However, we encourage passengers to continue to wear face masks on public transport in line with the national face mask recommendation.
Face masks have been mandatory on public transport in the Helsinki region since March 2021. Restrictions related to the coronavirus have now been gradually lifted.
“We align our guidelines with those of the health authorities. We recommend wearing of face masks on public transport in line with the guidelines of the National Institute for Health and Welfare,” says HSL Executive Director Mika Nykänen.
Transport staff and the staff at our service point will continue to wear face masks in face-to-face customer service.
“The National Institute for Health and Welfare has assessed the risk of infection on urban public transport to be low. Research conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland support this. Public transport has remained safe throughout the coronavirus pandemic and kept society running. We want this to continue,” says Nykänen.
The mandatory wearing of face masks ends on VR’s trains at the same time.