Finlandia Hall and MyHelsinki sign. Photo: Mika Lappalainen.

The Presidents of the United States and of Russia will meet in Helsinki on Monday, July 16th.

The Presidents of the United States and of Russia will meet in Helsinki on Monday, July 16th.
“Helsinki is one of the places in the world that can be trusted to organize the meeting reliably – everything works well here, and we can organize a meeting of such magnitude in just two weeks. Only a few days after the meeting was announced, the meeting arrangements are already highly advanced,” says Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori.

Questions and answers

Traffic and other arrangements

Joint release by Helsinki Police Department, City of Helsinki and Helsinki Region Transport 14 July 2018 on traffic arrangements

The meeting arrangements are handled by the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

The Presidents will be accompanied by large delegations. Over 1,400 Finnish and international journalists have accredited to the meeting.

There will also be a large number of tourists in Helsinki during the meeting of the Presidents. The City of Helsinki will aim to minimize disruptions and inconvenience to citizens and travelers caused by the meeting arrangements. Movement in the vicinity of the meeting venues will be restricted. The restrictions will be announced on the City of Helsinki website and on social media channels.

Helsinki Police Deparment will have up-to-the-minute information available on Twitter at @HelsinkiPoliisi

Helsinki Region Transport: Summit likely to cause major disruptions to public transport in the capital region 15-16 July

Restrictions to aviation

Aviation will be restricted in the city of Helsinki and in the surrounding areas from 6 am on Sunday 15 July to 8 am on Tuesday 17 July 2018. The restrictions apply to all aviation, including unmanned aviation.
Restrictions to aviation in Helsinki and the surrounding areas between 15 and 17 July 2018 – applies also to drones,
Press release by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency.

Areas in Helsinki that are permanently forbidden from drones

Media contacts:

Inquiries concerning meeting arrangements:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
+358 50 4755299

Inquiries concerning Helsinki information and material:

Helsinki Marketing
Vappu Mänty
+358 50 401 3548

To request an interview with The Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori please contact:
Special Advisor to the Mayor Hanna Laine,
+358 40 504 4406

Media contacts:

City of Helsinki
Anne Hämäläinen
+ 358 40 8496065

Inquiries concerning Helsinki administration, city environment, traffic arrangements, land use and city structure, buildings and public areas, services and permits:

City of Helsinki
+358 9 310 36223

City of Helsinki
Leila Oravisto
+358 9 310 36103

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