COVID-19 and travelling to Estonia

Source: Renee Altrov

IS IT A GOOD TIME TO VISIT ESTONIA? THE ANSWER IS YES! 

For quick help - if already in Estonia or on the way, you can find here the health declaration form (traveller's questionnaire) to fill in.

Please fill it in arriving by plane.
Arriving by bus, car or ship the form is requested only coming from countries which are not Member States in accordance with Schengen agreement.

Who can enter and how?

We welcome you from all over the world without any restrictions if you are fully vaccinated and no more than 12 months have passed.
No tests, no isolation.
It can be any vaccine type accepted in your country, just take your COVID-certificate with you and hit the road.
Only with your vaccination certificate you can also enjoy everything – eating in restaurants, visiting spas, events etc.
When coming from the European Union, England, Northern Ireland or Annex 1 countries, a certificate of recovery is also valid to consume services.

Entry to Estonia cannot be earlier than obtaining maximum protection depending on your vaccine type (7 or 14 days after the second dose etc). Also no restrictions apply in the case of TRANSIT, i.e. passing through the territory of the Republic of Estonia. Otherwise – depending on the infection rate of the country or listing in Annex 1, testing and isolation rules apply.

NB! List of the countries in Annex 1: click here!

IF YOU ARE:

VACCINATED / RECOVERED

Fully vaccinated no more than 12 months ago OR no more than 180 days since diagnosis - NO TESTING, NO ISOLATION (NB! No travelling for tourism purposes from countries not listed in Annex 1 if only recovered).

NOT vaccinated / recovered - coming from EUROPE

Depends on the infection rate. Not above 75 - NO TESTS, NO ISOLATION. 75,1-200 - NEGATIVE TEST, NO ISOLATION. Above 200 - NEGATIVE TEST + ISOLATION.

NOT vaccinated /recovered - coming from OUTSIDE Europe

Testing and isolation requirements depend on whether the country is listed in Annex 1 or not. If not listed, travelling for tourism purposes is not possible.

About needed documents

Vaccination certificate. People who have been vaccinated while abroad can prove their vaccination by presenting an immunization passport, its copy, or a relevant certificate, that contains, in Latin or Slavic alphabet and in Estonian, Russian or English, among other things, the data of the person immunized, e.g. the disease against which the immunization was done, the date of the immunization, the immunization agent that was used, its lot number, the dosage administered, how many doses have been administered to the person, and the name and other data of the provider of the immunization. The proof can also be an officially certified printout from a database of another country.

Traveller's questionnaire. All passengers arriving in Estonia by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parent) must fill in the health declaration form (traveller's questionnaire) before arriving in Estonia. You can do this up to three days before arriving in Estonia. The border guard or the airline may ask for confirmation of the border crossing declaration sent by e-mail either electronically or on paper. Those arriving by ship, bus or car are obliged to fill in the traveller's questionnaire when arriving from countries which are not Member States in accordance with the Schengen Agreement and the Convention implementing it.

Testing and isolation

Please read this if you are not vaccinated or recovered or if you are travelling with children.

General rules

PCR up to 72 or antigen RDT test up to 48 hours before arrival and/or immediately after crossing the border. Isolation up to 10 days, can be shortened by testing. Second test (PCR) no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test.

Children

Travelling with vaccinated/recovered adult: no isolation and testing for children UNDER 12.

One-day visitors

If vaccinated/recovered, welcome! If not, you can visit Estonia for up to 24 hours without self-isolation with just one PCR test up to 72 or an antigen RDT test 48 hours before arrival - only from Europe and Annex 1 countries.

Visiting Estonia

Services and attractions

Please present your vaccination/recovery certificate to enjoy restaurants, spas, events etc., negative PCR/rapid test result is not enough to attend. Please also wear a mask where asked. Certificate from age 18, mask from 12.

Getting sick

When visiting as a part of a group, your group leader is responsible for giving the guidelines. Visiting individually, you can buy a rapid test from a pharmacy or get a PCR-test. Symptoms of COVID-19 and difference from flu or cold:

Before going home

To complete successfully your whole trip and have a smooth way back home, please check the requirements of your airline and in your country. You can self-generate a free-of-charge test certificate suitable for travel.

Calling for help

If you have read it all carefully, but you still have a very specific and urgent question, feel free to give a call to one of the following help lines:

Hotline of coronavirus and testing across Estonia

Calling from Estonia / from abroad

1247 / +372 600 1247

Medical advice

Answers in English every day from 3-5 pm

+372 634 6630

Consular assistance

Answers 24 h

+372 5301 9999

Useful links

NB! Information published by the Estonian Tourist Board (Visit Estonia) regarding COVID-19 restrictions rely on information disclosed by official government organisations. Any data presented on Visit Estonia's website is informative only - i.e. without juridical foundation, and should be viewed as such. Please keep in mind, that governmental authorities may change the conditions for entering and staying in the country with a short period of notice. Estonian Tourist Board does not take responsibility for your decisions to travel or to cancel a trip – neither for any other decisions you make based on the information presented on our website nor the possible consequences resulting. We recommend you to make yourself familiar with all the travel-related restrictions, including the ones related to specific transport connections, services to be consumed etc. In case you notice some contradictory or outdated information on this website, please be kind and inform us by writing to tourism@eas.ee. 

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