Estonia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 20.04.2021
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, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See);
– 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;
– students;
– 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.
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 could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. More details can be found at https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travelling to Estonia is possible for the following persons

Estonian citizens, residents and their family members. Estonian citizens and residents are allowed entry regardless of whether or not they show symptoms of the disease.

Citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen area, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican, and asymptomatic individuals with a long-stay visa and their family members. Read the list here https://bit.ly/3um8rc1

Citizens of countries listed in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union.

Asymptomatic citizens of foreign states arriving in Estonia from states not named above for work or studies, and family members of a high-level specialist coming to work in Estonia with a visa and family members of a foreign national coming to work in a start-up company or in the field of ICT in Estonia.

Exemptions apply for people transporting goods and raw materials, people involved in international freight or passenger transport, people performing technical tasks for companies based in Estonia, providers of healthcare services, diplomats, people arriving for the purpose of international military cooperation and people with a special entry permission. All exemptions are listed in Order No 282 of the Government of Estonia.

Travel to Estonia from outside the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Schengen area is possible, 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. A 10-days restrictions on movement period is mandatory for passengers arriving from a country on the list with an infection rate above 16.

Countries outside the European Union from which it is possible to travel to Estonia, including for tourism (according to the list in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union)

Australia
New Zealand
South Korea
Rwanda
Thailand
Singapore

When arriving from third countries that are not listed in Annex I, a mandatory 10-day restrictions on movement period applies to those, who are allowed entry to Estonia.

Citizens of third countries arriving in Estonia for the purpose of work or studying at an educational institution registered in Estonia from a third country not included in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union, is subject to the 10-day mandatory restrictions on movement period, and they must take a coronavirus test immediately after arriving in Estonia and a second test no earlier than six days after the first test.


 

Lockdown Details

Estonia has announced a gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, beginning April 26.

From April 26:

Group training for up to 10 people, including an instructor, is allowed outdoors.

Curbs on outdoor sports, outdoor training and outdoor hobby education will be lifted.

From 3 May:

Grades 1-4 and children with special needs can resume in-school education.

Bar and restaurant outdoor terraces can serve customers until 9pm with a 50 percent occupancy limit and up to 10 people seated at a table.

Indoor service is still prohibited except takeaways.

All stores can reopen with a 25 percent occupancy limit. Masks must be worn inside and the 2+2 rule adhered to.

Sports, in-service and hobby education training can take place indoors but the 2+2 rule must be followed.

Training in pairs is allowed, including at tennis courts and swimming pools, with 25 percent occupancy cap.

Group training is not permitted indoors.

Museums and exhibition halls can be open until 7pm with a 25 percent occupancy limit and adherence to the 2+2 rule.

Outdoor public meetings and events, including those in culture and entertainment, can be attended by maximum 150 people, in groups of up to 10 persons who do not come into contact with each other.

All events must end at 9pm.

In elite sports, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors can take part in competitions without a time limit.

Spectators are not allowed.
 

Sources

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