Estonia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Health check is required
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for passengers arriving from highly infected countries.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.01.2021
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, Japan, 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 could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and self-isolation. A list of self-isolation exemptions can be found at https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Based on the recommendation of the Council of the European Union, Estonia allows entry to residents of the following countries outside the European Union:

Australia
Japan (*)
New Zealand
Rwanda
South Korea (*)
Thailand
Singapore
(*) A 10-day restriction on freedom of movement is mandatory

From 15 January, arrivals from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will have an isolation period of 10 days and testing obligation. After the first negative test result, they are not allowed to perform unavoidable work duties. However, they are allowed to participate in an unavoidable family event. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing.

An updated list (https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers#EU%20+%20Schengen) of countries for which entry to Estonia is subject to limitations is available on the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
 

Lockdown Details

The obligation to wear a mask or cover the nose and mouth is valid in all public areas throughout the whole Estonia.

Wearing a mask or a similar means that cover nose and mouth is mandatory indoors, for example on public transport, in the service halls and public areas of commercial enterprises and at conferences, concerts, theatres, and cinemas.

Masks do not have to be worn by children under the age of 12 or if the mask is contraindicated for health reasons, or is incompatible with the nature of the activity.

As of 16.11.2020, the 2+2 rule is in place in service halls and public areas of commercial enterprises, meaning that no more than two people may move together and at a distance of at least two metres.

A 2-metres distance is also required between groups of people in catering and entertainment establishments, with a maximum of 10 people per group (the 10+2 rule).

The above-mentioned restrictons are not valid for members of the same family.

Non-essential (other than medicine and food) shops are open with limitation.

Tourist accommodations are open to visitors, with precaution measures in order to ensure people safety.
 

Sources

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