COVID-19 and travelling to Estonia

Source: Renee Altrov

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

Who can enter and how?

We welcome you with no restrictions from any place of the world if you are recovered or vaccinated. 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, testing and isolation rules apply. NB! IF YOU ARE:

VACCINATED / RECOVERED

Fully vaccinated no more than 12 months ago OR recovered + one dose of vaccine no more than 12 months ago OR no more than 180 days since diagnosis - NO TESTING, NO ISOLATION.

NOT vaccinated / recovered - coming from EUROPE

Depends on the infection rate. Not above 75 - NO TESTS, NO ISOLATION. 75,1-200 - ONE NEGATIVE TEST, NO ISOLATION. Above 200 - 3 TESTS + ISOLATION

NOT vaccinated / recovered - coming from OUTSIDE Europe

Country has to be listed in Annex 1. If not, welcome at better time. If yes, infection rate not above 75, - NO TESTS, NO ISOLATION, above 75 - TESTS AND ISOLATION

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 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, car or train are obliged to fill in the traveller's questionnaire when arriving from a country marked in red in the table.

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. Please check the rules for children 12–18:

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

From August 2: mask is mandatory in public transport (not for children under 12); from August 9: vaccination/recovery certificate or rapid test if inside above 50, outside above 100 people (not in supermarkets)

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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