The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asks all International travelers to check the border crossing conditions of both the destination and transit country and to assess whether travelling is necessary. States may impose measures to prevent the spread of new strains of the virus at a short notice (including interruption of direct flights, changes in border crossing conditions, etc.).
Travelling to Estonia is possible for the following persons:
- Estonian citizens, residents and their family members.
- 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.
- Citizens of countries listed in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union
- vaccinated third-country citizens for any purpose
- third country citizens who have not completed a course of vaccination and who come to Estonia to work, study, see their family, or on a special permit if they have taken a coronavirus PCR-test 72 hours before entering Estonia or a rapid antigen test 48 hours before and can provide a certificate of a negative result.
- other exceptions remain, pursuant to which, for example, transporters of goods and raw materials, people involved in international freight and passenger transport, people involved in the technological work of a company operating in Estonia, health care providers, diplomats, people arriving in Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation, and people with special entry permits do not have to take a test.
The electronic declaration of health for those arriving in Estonia must be filled before the actual arrival to Estonia. You can fill the declaration 72h before the arrival. The confirmation of the border crossing declaration sent to your e-mail may be asked on the border or by the airline company.
Restrictions do not apply to persons (arriving from inside or outside Europe) who:
- have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease and no more than 180 days have passed since the positive result of the test or the date the diagnosis was confirmed by a doctor;
- have completed a course of vaccination against COVID-19 and no more than one year has passed from the date of its completion;
- are minors travelling with a parent / accompanying person and are therefore not subject to the requirements of the 10-day restriction on freedom of movement if they do not apply to their parent / the person accompanying them. Testing requirements do not apply to children under 12 years of age;
- are passing through the territory of the Republic of Estonia (transit);
- are an employee of a diplomatic mission or consular post of a foreign state or the Republic of Estonia or a member of their family member or hold a diplomatic passport of the Republic of Estonia; are arriving in Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation; are arriving as a member of a foreign delegation at the invitation of state or local government authorities to perform work duties;
- are directly involved in the transport of goods and raw materials, including the loading of goods or raw materials, and are arriving in Estonia to perform work duties;
- are arriving to provide health care services or other services necessary to deal with the emergency situation; are directly involved in the international transport of goods and passengers, including a member of the team or crew serving an international means of transport and a person performing repair, warranty, or maintenance work on the means of transport, and are arriving in Estonia to perform work duties;
- are arriving to provide a passenger transport service and are serving groups of passengers; whose purpose is to ensure the operation of a vital service.
- You can find more information about the required certificates on the website kriis.ee.
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For booking a test, contact the call center (+372 678 0000). Details about testing are available also on the website of the Health Board.
Comprehensive information about border crossing is available on the site: https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-and-border-crossing. Information is also provided by the Police and Border Guard Board: https://www.politsei.ee/en/instructions/emergency-situation.
In case you have still questions about the entry or quarantine :
- national helpline 1247 (+372 600 1247 when calling from abroad) for additional information on the coronavirus and restriction on the freedom of movement.
- Estonian Police and Border Guard website https://www.politsei.ee/en/instructions/emergency-situationphone line +(372) 612 3000 is working M-F 9.00-17.00 in Estonian, Russian and English firstname.lastname@example.org
- Additional information: www.terviseamet.ee/en/, www.kriis.ee/en.
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