There will be delays to traffic in the capital region, in particular in Helsinki and Vantaa, from Wednesday 17 July to Friday 19 July due to an informal meeting of EU Home Affairs and Justice Ministers.
On Wednesday 17 July, there will be delays to traffic between Helsinki Airport and Finlandia Hall about 1pm to midnight. The participants will be traveling to the meeting venue around 7pm-8pm, causing disruptions to traffic in particular in downtown Helsinki.
On Thursday 18 July, buses usually operating to/from Elielinaukio will operate to/from Mäntymäki Field 7.30am-9.30am and buses running to/from Kamppi will be diverted (see a separate bulletin). There will be delays to public transport in downtown Helsinki approximately 7am to 8am. In addition, disruptions to public transport are expected between Finlandia Hall and Helsinki Airport in both directions about 11am to 5pm.
According to police, queueing times on Mannerheimintie and Ring Road I (between Hämeenlinnanväylä and Tuusulanväylä) are expected to be over 60 minutes during the rush hour.
On Friday 19 July, buses usually operating to/from Elielinaukio will operate to/from Mäntymäki Field and buses to/from Kamppi will be diverted 8am-10am (see a separate bulletin). There will be delays to public transport between Finlandia Hall and Helsinki Airport about 11am to 8pm.
The biggest delays are expected on Tuusulanväylä, Ring Road I, Hämeenlinnanväylä and Mannerheimintie in both directions on all three days. If you will be traveling to/from Helsinki, it is advisable to use Itäväylä, Länsiväylä, Turunväylä, Vihdintie or the Lahti motorway.
Walkind and cycling will be prohibited in the vicinity of the Finlandia Hall. Walking and cycling around the Töölönlahti Bay will be possible right along the shore.
More information is available before and during the meeting on the Police website and on the social media: