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Opportunity to transfer pleasure boats through the Saimaa Canal from 1 to 31 May 2021

Publication date 19.4.2021 12.46 | Published in English on 21.4.2021 at 10.19
Press release

It will be possible to transfer pleasure boats from Saimaa to the sea and vice versa via the Saimaa Canal from 1 to 31 May 2021.

A prior notice is required to transfer a pleasure boat to or from Finland through the Saimaa Canal. Prior notices shall be submitted in advance, no later than two working days before the planned transfer of the pleasure boat. Submit notices to rajatarkastus.nuijamaa (at) 
The notice must contain the following information:

  • arrival of crew / pleasure boat in Finland: date, time and border crossing point  
  • details of the crew and vessel, provided on the vessel’s crew manifest. In addition to the passport details, visa information must also be included in the details of the crew.
  • a docking contract or information on the vessel’s storage location (dock location, dock company or harbour) must be included with the notice.      

You can find the crew manifest here: Guidelines for boaters at border crossings

Raja – press release