Follow the "You are safe here" quality label when visiting restaurants and hotels

Source: Tallinn Old Town by Rasmus Jurkatam

Follow the "You are safe here" quality label when visiting restaurants and hotels

While Covid-19 is still with us, all travellers need to address questions of safety. How to be sure that the restaurant you have chosen for dinner is doing everything to keep their guests safe? Where is the cleanest and safest place to sleep? Finding answers has become a lot easier. Just keep your eyes open for the "You are safe here" ("Siin on turvaline") quality label when choosing a spa, restaurant or hotel.

"You are safe here" is a quality label which's aim is to guarantee safety both for the visitors and for the hospitality staff. The label can be obtained by all responsible cafes, bars, restaurants, spas and accommodation providers attesting that they comply with all the instructions prescribed by the Health Board of Estonia for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.

All institutions applying for the label have to take part in the Visit Estonia webinars and review their sectoral guidelines. An institution loses the right to use this label if they receive complaints about violations of the agreement and when the issuer of the label has identified a violation.

What does "You are safe here" stand for?

Various Estonian destinations and companies have already started using the "You are safe here" label. Seeing this quality label displayed by a spa, restaurant or accommodation provider means that you can be sure that this particular establishment

  • the visitor's code of conduct and information on the Covid-19 virus prevention activities implemented by the service provider are available for all clients;
  • all employees are aware of the guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and follow them in their daily work; 
  • the indoor ventilation system is working properly;
  • there are enough disinfectants, they are available in places visible to everyone;
  • frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly;
  • employees and guests are required to wear a mask or alternative personal protective equipment in accordance with applicable national regulations; 
  • the possibility to maintain the necessary distance both with each other and with the service providers is ensured;
  • people with signs of illness are not allowed to be in public places or in the service area;
  • people who have come into contact with a client or employee with signs of illness are informed of the exposure without disclosing personal data.

Keeping this label means constant work since the establishment loses the right to display it when they have violated the rules. In other words: when you see this quality label, all precautions have been taken to make your visit as safe as possible.

Visuals for the label

Quality label visuals

As the labels are issued by tourism development associations representing different Estonian regions, the labels may differ visually across the country. However, the message on them is always the same: "You are safe here" or "Siin on turvaline".

From spring 2021, you can also search for quality-labelled companies and establishments directly from the or database.

Safety made visible

As a sign of appreciation for the safety of all travellers and event organisers, and as a part of Visit Estonia's „safest way" mini-campaign, 100 Estonian tourism companies received a hand sanitising station with the message "Visit Estonia" ("Puhka Eestis"). The blue stations will easily catch your eye as they are located at the entrances of hotels, tourist attractions, spas, transport hubs, tourism information centres and embassies abroad.

Clean your hands

Visit Estonia's hand sanitising station in the Estonian National Museum

Photo by: Visit Estonia

Destination for safe events

Even in a difficult situation, Estonia remains an excellent location for organising major events. As a compact country, it is easy to quickly implement any necessary changes to itineraries, locations, service providers, you name it. As a highly technical and digital country, Estonia also has the benefit of being able to implement technical solutions at a reasonable price that would be very costly or near-impossible to implement anywhere else in the world.

Making travel and events organising as safe as possible is also a bilateral promise. As Estonia is putting maximum effort into making guests feel good and safe while visiting, the guests are expected to contribute to keeping up the safety standards as well. With a joint effort, this difficult time can still remain a time of opportunities.

The project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Safe organising and safe travels!

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