Estonia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: If you hold an appropriate vaccine certificate, you are exempt from self-isolation and testing.

Vaccinated travelers must still adhere to any public health measures that are in place in Estonia.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Health check is required
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 11.08.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– parents, children or spouses of nationals or residents of Estonia;
– residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers arriving from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand or USA;
– passengers who are entering Estonia in order to go back home. They must not show any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19);
– passengers with a long-term visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
– passengers with a written confirmation of being an unmarried partner of a national or a resident of Estonia, issued by the national or resident of Estonia;
– students;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
2. Passengers must present a completed “Travellers Questionnaire for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19″ at check-in or upon arrival. The form can be found at https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee/ .
3. Passengers must have:
– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– residents of Estonia;
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers arriving from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand or USA;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
4. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.
More exemptions can be found at https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travel to Estonia from outside the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Schengen area is possible for non-vaccinated people, including for tourism, only from the countries listed in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU

An updated list of countries (https://bit.ly/3zy9IPS) for which entry to Estonia is subject to limitations is available on the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Testing (before and after entry) and a 10-day quarantine period is mandatory for passengers arriving from a country on the list with an infection rate above 200 cases per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

When arriving from third countries that are not listed in Annex I, mandatory testing (before and after entry) and a 10-day quarantine period is always required.

The quarantine period can be shortened after a negative test result for the second test on day 6.

Special rules for children apply.

The testing and quarantine requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last twelve months, or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days and who have been declared healthy by a doctor.

All passengers arriving by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parents) must fill in the traveller’s questionnaire (https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee/) before arrival. 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 a high-risk country (marked in red) https://bit.ly/2Yjx7qB.
 

Lockdown Details

Hotels and other accommodation facilities. Can operate and offer breakfast, but some hotels are still closed either due to restrictions and lack of visitors or renovation.

Shops and services. Shops and service points must ensure that the requirement for dispersal is adhered to with occupancy not allowed to exceed 50%.

Catering services. Indoor occupancy of up to 50% is permitted and the requirement for dispersal must be considered. There is no limit on the number of people in one table. The doors must be closed at 22.00 for customers eating-drinking on the spot. From 14 June, the on-site time for eating-drinking will be extended until midnight with the occupancy restriction and requirement for dispersal remaining the same.

Training. Allowed indoors for up to 200 people and from 14 June for up to 600 people, the requirement for dispersal and for 50% occupancy must be considered throughout.

Saunas, spas, water parks, indoor swimming pools. The 50% occupancy and dispersal requirement must be considered. The number of participants allowed outdoors is up to 250 and up to 200 indoors, closing time at 22.00. From 14 June, a maximum of 600 people can be indoors and a maximum of 1,000 people in outdoors areas. The requirement for room occupancy and dispersal remains the same indoors. Both indoors and outdoors, the facilities need to be closed for customers by midnight.

Events and entertainment. From 31 May, up to 200 people are allowed to take part in a public meeting and event indoors, such as a conference, theatre performance, concert, cinema screening, as well as entertainment and public worship or religious services. The requirement for room occupancy of up to 50% must be considered. Events must end at 22.00, but if, for example, a theatre performance, cinema screening or concert has not ended by that time, the doors may be closed for visitors within a reasonable time after 22.00.

From 14 June, up to 600 people can participate in indoor events and up to 1,000 people in outdoor events. The event must end no later than by midnight. It is possible to organise events with a number of participants higher than required with the general requirements if these are attended only by people who have tested negative for COVID-19, have had COVID-19 or have vaccinated against COVID-19. Up to 3,000 people per day may participate in indoor activities and up to 9,000 people per day in outdoor activities, provided that the infection safety of all participants is ensured.

Participants have to take a rapid antigen test up to 24 hours or a PCR test up to 72 hours before the start of the event. The organiser is also obligated to provide the option for a rapid antigen test on site immediately before the start of the event.

People who have had the complete set of vaccines against COVID-19 in the last 12 months are allowed to participate in the event without taking the test. They will be exempted from the moment they have received maximum protection after vaccination, i.e. for vaccines currently in use, 7 to 15 days after the last injection, depending on the manufacturer. In addition, people who have had COVID-19 in the last year and later received a single dose of vaccine, or who have had COVID-19 after receiving the first dose of vaccine are also exempted from taking the test. Those people who have had COVID-19 and been declared healthy but have not received an additional dose of vaccine will be exempted from taking the test for six months after being declared healthy.

In museums and exhibition facilities room occupancy may not exceed 50% and no more than 200 people can be in one room. From 14 June, up to 600 people may stay indoors in museums and exhibition facilities with a 50% dispersal requirement per room being in force. Outdoor museums and exhibition facilities will continue to have a 50% occupancy limit per visitor area. From 14 June, both indoor and outdoor areas must be closed for visitors no later than by midnight.
 

Sources

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/EST
Data Source: covidcontrols.co