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Temporary truck park control system at the Vaalimaa border crossing to be discontinued 7 August 2021

Published on 19.7.2021

The temporary truck park control system at the Vaalimaa border crossing will be discontinued on 7 August 2021. From then on, goods traffic will be directed from the parking area to the Customs service point using a system of traffic lights.

The temporary truck park control system at the Vaalimaa border crossing, including its advance booking service, were part of a pilot that is now coming to an end. The pilot was testing an advance booking service that automates the registration of goods traffic at the border.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Customs, the Finnish Border Guard and Fintraffic Road are currently exploring an implementation model that will enable the piloted service to be reintroduced at the Vaalimaa border crossing in spring 2022.

At its most extensive, the advance booking pilot enabled the Vaalimaa border crossing to receive advance notification of incoming goods traffic via self-service points, the evpa.fi website or a 24/7 phone line. The registration system has been gradually discontinued since spring 2021, leaving only the temporary truck park control system. Under this system, signage has been used to direct goods traffic arriving at the Vaalimaa border crossing to register at self-service points, after which the vehicles are called to the Customs service point one by one.

 

More information for the media:

Fintraffic Road: Aapo Anderson, CEO (tel. +358 400 853 011)

Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency: Juuso Kummala, Division Director (tel. +358 40 770 9905)

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