En De
Total doses
given
2.1M
People fully
vaccinated
847.8K
% Fully
vaccinated
63.93%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Movement Restrictions:

20.09.2022

Before entering Estonia; all non-green third-country nationals who have not completed a vaccination course and come to Estonia to work; study; family or have a special permit must be tested 72 hours earlier for coronavirus PCR or; as a new option; 48 hours earlier for a rapid antigen test. According to the order; Estonian citizens; permanent residents and citizens of the European Union are not required to take the test.; 08/07/2021 If a PCR test performed up to 72 hours earlier is currently accepted upon arrival in Estonia from a country with a high risk of infection; then according to the amendment; a rapid antigen test can also be performed at a healthcare provider up to 48 hours before crossing the border. If the result of the initial rapid test is negative; a PCR test must be performed on day 6 to reduce the 10-day isolation period.; 12/07/2021 A pre-arrival test is required for entry from third countries that are not on the EU green list.; 19/07/2021 When arriving from a European country with incidence rate higher than 200 per 100 000; self-isolation must be maintained for 10 days; which can be shortened by two negative tests. A person with a valid vaccine or recovery pass is exempt from the restrictions.; 01/12/2021 Testing is mandatory for those arriving from countries at risk of the Omicron strain; regardless of vaccination status. These countries are South Africa; Botswana; Malawi; Lesotho; Swaziland; Namibia; Mozambique and Zimbabwe. For epidemiological reasons; the Health Board has added Egypt and Turkey to the list of countries at risk. It is also necessary to fill in the border crossing form within three days before arriving in Estonia. The form must indicate both the countries visited during the trip and the country of arrival. 09/12/2021 The government extended the testing obligation to all people who come to Estonia from countries where there is an increased risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus omicron strain until January 7. If one does not want to be tested; they must remain in isolation for 10 days.; 07/02/22: ONE TEST BEFORE ENTRY; NO ISOLATION. PCR up to 72 hours; antigen-RDT test up to 24 hours before arriving. From 300 - NO TESTS; BUT 7-DAY ISOLATION.; 16/06/2022 When traveling to Estonia; there is no longer the need to present a COVID certificate.

20.09.2022

Travelling allowed between Baltic states; Finland and from EU/EEA and selected countries if no symptoms. See quarantine record separately (in source link).; 15/01/2021: 10-day movement restriction is not applied to asymptomatic people arriving from Baltic States and Finland for the purpose of working; studying or receiving health services or for family reasons or transit.; 05/04/2021 People travelling to Estonia from Lithuania; Latvia; and Finland will be subject to the same requirements as those coming from other European countries. This means that all people who cross the Estonian state border have to self-isolate for 10 days. People who have recovered from the coronavirus in the last six months or who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are exempt from self-isolation and testing.; 03/05/2021 The government approved an amendment that will allow the Estonian–Latvian border to be crossed daily with the requirement of only one coronavirus test per week for work or study. The test must be negative or the person must be declared non-infectious. In accordance with the amendment; a person who crosses the state border to enter Estonia for work or study at least twice a week will be required to take only one coronavirus test within seven days. Without the test; a person may also cross the border for work and study if they have had COVID-19 in the last six months or if they are vaccinated.; 08/06/2021 The government supports the relaxation of the criteria for defining low-risk areas (green risk category). For high-risk areas (red; dark red; and grey risk categories); the government prefers to maintain the option of self-isolation and post-arrival testing for individuals who do not have a vaccination or recovery status certificate.; 21/06/2021 The government raised the number of positive tests for third countries for SARS-CoV-2 from 16 to 75 per 100;000 inhabitants. This means that a person who is not exhibiting any signs of illness may travel to Estonia from third countries not included on the EU’s Green List without going into self-isolation if they are arriving from a country with an infection rate that is equal to or less than 75 per 100;000 inhabitants.; 07/07/2021 The requirement to take a PCR test for the coronavirus up to 72 hours before entering the country or; as a new option; a rapid antigen test up to 48 hours before entering the country; and present a certificate confirming a negative test; will apply to all foreign nationals from the third countries that are not included in the green list who have not been fully vaccinated and who are travelling to Estonia to work; study; stay with their families; or on the basis of a special permit.; 15/07/2021 In accordance with the amendment; a person may travel to Estonia without restrictions from European countries with a 14-day infection rate of 75 or less cases per 100;000 people. If the infection rate is in the range of 75–200; the restrictions will not apply upon arrival in Estonia if the individual has a proof of vaccination against COVID-19; has previously been infected with the disease; or can provide a negative test result. Upon arrival in Estonia without a certificate; a Covid test must be performed after arrival in the country. Until the result is known; the individual must remain at their place of residence. Upon arrival from a European country with an infection rate of more than 200; self-isolation must be imposed for 10 days; which can be shortened by two negative tests. A person who has completed a course of vaccination or has previously been infected with COVID-19 is exempt from these restrictions.; 30/11/2021 Travellers arriving from Omicron risk countries and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last 12 months or have contracted and recovered from the illness in the last six months do not need to self-isolate if they take a PCR test immediately upon arriving in the country and the test returns a negative result. Those who are unvaccinated or who have not contracted and recovered from COVID-19 can shorten the 10-day isolation period by getting tested. To do this; they must take an initial PCR test immediately upon arriving in Estonia and a repeat test no sooner than on the sixth day after their arrival. If the results of both tests are negative; they no longer have to isolate.; 07/02/2022 If a person without such a certificate arrives in Estonia from a country where the weighted rate of infection; taking vaccine uptake into account; is less than 300 (i.e. with an infection rate between low and high); they may free themselves from the obligation to self-isolate if they take a PCR test administered by a health care service provider within 72 hours of arriving in the country or a rapid antigen test 24 hours prior to arriving in the country. If they do not take a test; they must remain in isolation for the full seven days.; 17/06/2022 The government repealed the order requiring citizens of third countries to present a COVID certificate i.e. proof of vaccination against or recovery from coronavirus or of the negative result of a test taken before arriving in Estonia.

20.09.2022

Only Estonian citizens/permanent residents allowed to enter.

20.09.2022

Guidelines and information to our harbors; airports (including aircraft operators) about the travel recommendations and points of entry advice.; 20/03/2020: According to the assessment of the Estonian Health Board; the People’s Republic of China; Italy; Iran and South Korea are risk areas. The Foreign Ministry also advises against travelling to Japan; Singapore; France and Germany. We also ask everyone to reconsider the necessity of all foreign travel.; 11/03/2020: Countries added: Egypt; Israel and the Community of Madrid and Basque Country in Spain. As regards the rest of Spain; we recommend considering whether the trip is absolutely essential.

19.09.2022

Air - Border crossing points shall be subjected to sanitary checks to detect the presence of human coronavirus disease symptoms. People also need to fill in the forms when they enter the country in order to identify the origin of their stay. Airports and ports will be subjected to sanitary checks and questionnaires will be introduced similarly to land border checkpoints. On the Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route; the sale of cruise lines must be stopped. Measures to limit the spread of the virus are developed and implemented in cooperation with the shipping company.

19.09.2022

Land - Border crossing points shall be subjected to sanitary checks to detect the presence of human coronavirus disease symptoms. People also need to fill in the forms when they enter the country in order to identify the origin of their stay. Airports and ports will be subjected to sanitary checks and questionnaires will be introduced similarly to land border checkpoints. On the Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route; the sale of cruise lines must be stopped. Measures to limit the spread of the virus are developed and implemented in cooperation with the shipping company. Port - Border crossing points shall be subjected to sanitary checks to detect the presence of human coronavirus disease symptoms. People also need to fill in the forms when they enter the country in order to identify the origin of their stay. Airports and ports will be subjected to sanitary checks and questionnaires will be introduced similarly to land border checkpoints. On the Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route; the sale of cruise lines must be stopped. Measures to limit the spread of the virus are developed and implemented in cooperation with the shipping company.

21.04.2022

Voluntary PCR testing is organised in Tallinn airport and Tallinn passenger port (A&D terminals) with the purpose to shorten the self-isolation period for people who have to return to work/studies. In case of a negative test; a 2nd test has to be done in 7 days; if negative - all clear. The testing is free Estonian permanent residents; foreigners need to pay.This new procedure does not apply to persons arriving from third countries as per the common EU list.; 15/01/2021 The 10-calendar-day quaratine/self-isolation requirement does not apply if a person took a PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in the country and the results of that test came back negative and; following arrival in Estonia; no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test the person takes a second PCR test and the results of that test also come back negative or a physician declares the person not to be contagious.; 7/07/2021: mandatory testing measure in place.

06.04.2022

17/03/20: Entry ban for individuals other than citizens from countries in the European Union; European Economic Area; and United Kingdom; long-term residents and people with long-term visa or residence permits; family members of EU and EEA citizens; medical personnel and people responsible for transport of goods.; 1/03/2022: The European Union recommends that its member nations remove any non-essential travel bans for vaccinated tourists arriving from third countries starting March 1; 2022.

24.02.2022

Travelling allowed between Baltic states; Finland and from EU/EEA and selected countries if no symptoms. See quarantine record separately (in source link).; 15/01/2021: 10-day movement restriction is not applied to asymptomatic people arriving from Baltic States and Finland for the purpose of working; studying or receiving health services or for family reasons or transit.

17.02.2022

Before entering Estonia; all non-green third-country nationals who have not completed a vaccination course and come to Estonia to work; study; family or have a special permit must be tested 72 hours earlier for coronavirus PCR or; as a new option; 48 hours earlier for a rapid antigen test. According to the order; Estonian citizens; permanent residents and citizens of the European Union are not required to take the test.; 08/07/2021 If a PCR test performed up to 72 hours earlier is currently accepted upon arrival in Estonia from a country with a high risk of infection; then according to the amendment; a rapid antigen test can also be performed at a healthcare provider up to 48 hours before crossing the border. If the result of the initial rapid test is negative; a PCR test must be performed on day 6 to reduce the 10-day isolation period.; 12/07/2021 A pre-arrival test is required for entry from third countries that are not on the EU green list.; 19/07/2021 When arriving from a European country with incidence rate higher than 200 per 100 000; self-isolation must be maintained for 10 days; which can be shortened by two negative tests. A person with a valid vaccine or recovery pass is exempt from the restrictions.; 01/12/2021 Testing is mandatory for those arriving from countries at risk of the Omicron strain; regardless of vaccination status. These countries are South Africa; Botswana; Malawi; Lesotho; Swaziland; Namibia; Mozambique and Zimbabwe. For epidemiological reasons; the Health Board has added Egypt and Turkey to the list of countries at risk. It is also necessary to fill in the border crossing form within three days before arriving in Estonia. The form must indicate both the countries visited during the trip and the country of arrival. 09/12/2021 The government extended the testing obligation to all people who come to Estonia from countries where there is an increased risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus omicron strain until January 7. If one does not want to be tested; they must remain in isolation for 10 days.; 07/02/22: ONE TEST BEFORE ENTRY; NO ISOLATION. PCR up to 72 hours; antigen-RDT test up to 24 hours before arriving. From 300 - NO TESTS; BUT 7-DAY ISOLATION.

17.02.2022

20/03/2020: According to the assessment of the Estonian Health Board; the People’s Republic of China; Italy; Iran and South Korea are risk areas. The Foreign Ministry also advises against travelling to Japan; Singapore; France and Germany. We also ask everyone to reconsider the necessity of all foreign travel.; 11/03/2020: Countries added: Egypt; Israel and the Community of Madrid and Basque Country in Spain. As regards the rest of Spain; we recommend considering whether the trip is absolutely essential.

08.12.2021

The Foreign Ministry recommends avoiding travel to Botswana; Eswatin; Lesotho; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa and Zimbabwe.

13.07.2021

From 15 January; arrivals from the UK will have an isolation period of ten days and testing obligation (negative test up to 72 h before arrival in Estonia or testing promptly after arrival in the country). 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.

18.01.2021

12 March Government of Estonia has declared State of emergency. The following measures were taken: Schools are closed and distance learning and home teaching are implemented. All public gatherings are suspended. Museums; cinemas; theaters; concerts and conferences are suspended until 1.05.2020 or further notification Sport matches and competitions are suspended until 1.05.2020 or further notification. Cruises on Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route are suspended. Body temperature measured at border. Libraries are opened on limited conditions. Patients with mild symptoms advised to stay at home under supervision of family doctors. ; Emergency situation has come to an end; but 2+2 restrictons continue to apply; and are extended to 17/05/2020 .

26.08.2020

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to TBD

The main movement restrictions are between the mainland and the islands. It is not possible to go back and forth, unless employers work for critical industries. No national movement restrictions with some exceptions to protect people living on the islands of Hiiumaa, Saaremaa, Muhumaa, Vormsi, Kihnu and Ruhnu. Only people with a permanent residence on the islands are allowed to travel there. An exception is made for those needing to travel in order to help resolve the crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 virus. Travel is also permitted for those transporting goods and raw materials and providing public transport services, so that the economy may continue to function. Those who live within the affected area are also permitted to travel home. Update (29.04.2020) As of May 4, the people residing on the islands can travel between the mainland Estonia and the island. People can travel between the islands of Saaremaa, Muhumaa, Hiiumaa, Vormsi, Kihnu, Ruhnu and Manija and the mainland Estonia, if they have their permanent place of residence, or registered second address, such as a summer house, or they have an address for a place of stay (e.g. care home, nursing home) on the island according to the Population Register. Their family members can travel with them (a spouse, partner, siblings, children, parents, or grandparents). As of May 18, people are allowed to move freely between the islands and the mainland Estonia. Traffic between the islands and the mainland will be resumed gradually in order to avoid a new outbreak of the virus. If the virus returns, the government may change its decision. Update 04.05.2020 As of May 4, people living on the islands are allowed to travel unrestricted to mainland Estonia and back. The movement between the islands and the mainland Estonia will be resumed gradually in order to avoid a new virus outbreak. Unrestricted movement between Saaremaa, Muhumaa, Hiiumaa, Vormsi, Kihnu, Ruhnu and Manija islands, and the mainland Estonian is permitted for persons: whose permanent place of residence or registered additional address, e.g. a summerhouse is on an island according to the Population Register. Their close relatives may also travel to the islands (primarily a spouse, life partner, brothers and sisters, children, parents, and grandparents.) As of May 18, the movement between the islands and the mainland is unrestricted. Update 07.05 As of tomorrow, the restriction on freedom of movement will be lifted, people can travel feely between the islands and the mainland Estonia, and from one island to another, regardless of their place of residence. Since the risk of spreading the coronavirus due to movement between the islands and the mainland has decreased considerably, lifting the movement restriction is a proportional response.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to TBD

Update of the 23rd of March: sanitary inspections introduced at border crossing points; package cruises on the Tallin-Stockholm route are prohibited. Restrictions: crossing of the Schengen internal and external border temporarily and reintroducing border controls in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Only citizens of Estonia and holders of Estonian residency permit or right of residence, among them the so-called grey passport holders can enter Estonia, as well as foreign citizens whose family member lives in Estonia. Foreigners are only allowed to transit Estonia on their way home if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. Foreign citizens coming from a risk area or with virus symptoms are asked to postpone plans to travel to Estonia. People who live in Estonia according to the Population Register but work in Finland may enter Estonia without the 14-day quarantine requirement if they do not have symptoms of illness. The order was supplemented with a restriction pursuant to which cross-border commuters can travel between Estonia and Finland without a quarantine requirement once every seven days. This means that they cannot return to Estonia more than once a week. The reintroduction of border controls means that the current Estonian-Latvian border with free movement must not be crossed outside the temporary border crossing points. The departures of the Tallinn-St.Peterburg-Moscow train have been temporarily suspended as of March 20, and tickets already purchased can be returned. The decision to stop the train traffic was taken by the Russian Railways to prevent the spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of passengers. Update 30.03.2020 Restrictions on entering the state entered into force on 17 March and their necessity is being reevaluated every two week Update 06.05.2020 the Prime Ministers of the Baltic states, Jüri Ratas, Krišjānis Kariņš and Saulius Skvernelis, have agreed during a video meeting held today to work towards opening the Estonian-Latvian and Latvian-Lithuanian borders on 15 May. Update: 18.05.20 The restrictions to crossing the state border will remain in force (excluding the exceptions in force for Latvia, Lithuania and Finland). Estonia is only letting in Estonian citizens or residents of Estonia with a residence permit or right of residence, including holders of the so-called grey passport (stateless persons). Update 04/06 The government approved a decision allowing people arriving from a member state of the European Union, the Schengen Area, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to cross the Estonian state border from 1 June. A person may enter the Republic of Estonia if they have no symptoms of illness and have stayed in those countries for the last 14 days, which is the incubation period of COVID-19. Upon arrival in Estonia, a person must be in quarantine for 14 days if they have arrived from a country where the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants has been more than 15 in the last 14 days. Persons coming from a country with a smaller number of infected persons are not required to be in quarantine. Update 11/06/20 As of June 1, the Estonian borders were re-opened for people arriving from European countries. People can enter the country, and do not have the obligation to stay at home, if: they are arriving from the European Union Member State, a Schengen area country, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. they have no symptoms of the disease. they have stayed in the European Union Member State or a Schengen Area country, or in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland where in the past 14 days the coronavirus infection rate is no more than 15 persons per 100,000 inhabitants. Statistical information on the infection rate of the previous 14 days per 100 000 inhabitants are published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website every Friday and is valid for the next seven days as of the following Monday. Restrictions still apply to foreign nationals wishing to enter Estonia from outside the European Union, the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. People are allowed to enter Estonia and do not have to remain in quarantine if they have no symptoms of the disease and if they enjoyed this right previously, such as: persons directly involved with transporting goods or raw materials, including loading of goods or raw materials. employees at a foreign diplomatic representation or a consular office, or their family members, or foreign nationals arriving to Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation. persons providing health care services or other services necessary for solving the emergency situation. persons directly involved in the international carriage of goods or passengers, including crew members serving on an international means of transport and persons performing repairs, warranty, or maintenance services on a means of transport. serving groups of passengers, and directly involved in the provision of passenger transport services. persons providing services to groups of passengers, and directly involved in passenger service provision. persons whose purpose of arrival in Estonia is to ensure the performance of an essential service. persons whose arrival in Estonia is related to the maintenance, repair, warranty or information and communication technology of equipment of an enterprise operating in Estonia, where this is necessary to ensure the operation of the enterprise. persons who have been granted special authorisation to enter. As regards to persons who do not fall within the exceptions mentioned in the Order by the Government of the Republic, it is still possible to allow crossing the border on the basis of a specific request to be submitted to the Police and Border Guard Board at e-mail: ppa@politsei.ee. Additional update 11.06 Tallinn, Stenbock House, 11 June 2020 – The government clarified its previous order and provided that a person arriving in Estonia from a country with a higher COVID-19 infection rate would be subject to a 14-day restriction on freedom of movement. Quarantine was previously required, but for the sake of legal clarity, the wording of the order was clarified by adding a restriction on freedom of movement. Similarly to the current regulation, the specified order stipulates that the restriction of freedom of movement is applied during the latent period of infection, or 14 days. This means a prohibition on leaving the place of residence or permanent residence, except on the instructions of a healthcare professional or a police officer or in the event of an emergency endangering a person’s life or health. People can also leave home to receive healthcare services or if it is not possible to obtain food, basic necessities, or medicine in any other way. The decision of the government does not change the established list of people who are allowed to enter Estonia when crossing the state border. The established exceptions, which are not subject to the requirement of restriction of freedom of movement upon entry, will also not be changed. The order will enter into force upon signature. Update August 18 From 1 September, in the event of a negative COVID-19 test result, it will be possible to go to work after coming from countries at risk if this is absolutely necessary and a negative virus test is given immediately upon arrival in the country. Until the result of the test is known, the person must be in complete self-isolation. In case of a negative test result, the person must stay in self-isolation for the first seven days, i.e. they can go to work and, for example, a shop, but must avoid unnecessary contacts. A second test must be performed no earlier than 7 days after the result of the first test, and if it is negative, normal life can be resumed. This means that a person will not be subjected to 14-day self-isolation after two negative tests, which applies to all those coming from high-risk countries who do not take the test. This does not apply to people who have come to work and study from a third country on the EU’s single list. The 14-day restriction on travel-related freedom of movement still does not apply to existing exemptions, such as for foreign diplomats, vital service providers, staff involved in passenger and freight transport, and so on. Foreigners whose arrival in Estonia is related to maintenance of equipment of a company operating here or to other essential work necessary to ensure the operation of the company must now take the test to work when crossing the state border.

25.08.2020

Only Estonian citizens/permanent residents allowed to enter.

02.04.2020

Land - Border crossing points shall be subjected to sanitary checks to detect the presence of human coronavirus disease symptoms. People also need to fill in the forms when they enter the country in order to identify the origin of their stay. Airports and ports will be subjected to sanitary checks and questionnaires will be introduced similarly to land border checkpoints. On the Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route; the sale of cruise lines must be stopped. Measures to limit the spread of the virus are developed and implemented in cooperation with the shipping company.

02.04.2020

Port - Border crossing points shall be subjected to sanitary checks to detect the presence of human coronavirus disease symptoms. People also need to fill in the forms when they enter the country in order to identify the origin of their stay. Airports and ports will be subjected to sanitary checks and questionnaires will be introduced similarly to land border checkpoints. On the Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route; the sale of cruise lines must be stopped. Measures to limit the spread of the virus are developed and implemented in cooperation with the shipping company.

02.04.2020

permanent citizens of the islands can start travelling between islands and mainland on 04/05/2020; everybody can travel from 18/05/2020. Restrictions on movement to/from the islands of Hiiumaa; Saaremaa; Muhumaa; Vormsi; Kihnu and Ruhnu have been established. Only people who have a permanent residence on the islands are allowed to travel to the territories. Other people cannot currently access the region. The people currently on the islands are allowed to return home. Likewise; the residents of islands may not leave their place of residence during a movement restriction; except for the exeptions provided for in the Order.

02.04.2020

Local people can go outside for other needs from 04/05/2020. Additional restrictions on islands of Saaremaa and Muhu: everyone has to stay at home and can go outside only in unavoidable and urgent cases near their place of residence; such as the following: going to a grocery shop; going to a pharmacy; seeing a doctor; walking your pet; taking it to a vet and back home; exercising; going to a post office and/or a parcel machine; moving or walking outside with the family or in a pair with one other person; taking your children to a nursery school and back home; caring for elderly people; people with disabilities and those in need (using personal protective equipment); commuting to work if doing remote work is not possible; doing gardening; forestry and farm work at home (you can drive to your cottage and back home); fishing. When moving outside; you must carry your identity document (ID-card). No more than two people can move together; with the exception of families and those who perform public duties. People must maintain a distance of 2 metres from others when moving around. The exception also covers those who carry out essential work; such as communication systems maintainers; whose safety precautions and the nature of their work require simultaneous deployment of more than two people.

22.03.2020

Guidelines and information to our harbors; airports (including aircraft operators) about the travel recommedations and points of entry advice.

22.03.2020

Air - Border crossing points shall be subjected to sanitary checks to detect the presence of human coronavirus disease symptoms. People also need to fill in the forms when they enter the country in order to identify the origin of their stay. Airports and ports will be subjected to sanitary checks and questionnaires will be introduced similarly to land border checkpoints. On the Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route; the sale of cruise lines must be stopped. Measures to limit the spread of the virus are developed and implemented in cooperation with the shipping company.

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