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 and residents and their family members. Estonian citizens and residents are admitted to the country regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not;
- citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, and long-stay visa holders and their family members if they are asymptomatic;
- citizens of countries on the list in Annex 1 to 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 SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR-test 72 hours before entering Estonia or a rapid SARS-CoV-2 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 All passengers arriving in Estonia by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parent) must fill in the traveller’s questionnaire before arriving in Estonia. 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 country marked in red in the table or an equivalent country.
Restrictions do not apply to persons (arriving from inside or outside Europe) who:
- persons, 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;
- persons, who have completed a course of vaccination against COVID-19 and no more than one year has passed from the date of its completion. The vaccination course is considered complete when maximum immunity is reached (according to the manufacturers’ instructions). Persons, who have completed their vaccination course and have received an additional dose of vaccine (booster shot), are exempt from restrictions for one year after receiving the additional dose of vaccine;
- minors, who are travelling with a parent / accompanying person, are exempt from the requirement of the 10-day self-isolation if their parent / the person accompanying them is exempt from the requirement of the 10-day self-isolation. Testing requirements do not apply to children under 12 years of age;
- persons, who are passing through the territory of the Republic of Estonia (transit);
- persons, who are employees of a diplomatic mission or consular post of a foreign state or the Republic of Estonia or are a member of their family 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;
- persons, who 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;
- persons, who 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;
- persons, who 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.
- A person who is allowed to enter Estonia is not subject to the testing or self-isolation requirements if they arrive in Estonia for up to 24 hours as a tourist and a health care service provider has given them an RT-PCR test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia and the test is negative, or a SARS-CoV-2 antigen RDT test up to 48 hours before arriving in Estonia and the test is negative, except for if the person is not subject to the testing obligation for other reasons specified in this order;
- You can find more information about the required certificates on the website kriis.ee.
In case you have still questions :
- national helpline 1247 (+372 600 1247 when calling from abroad) for additional information on the coronavirus and restriction on the freedom of movement.
- Comprehensive information about border crossing is available on the site: https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-and-border-crossing.
- Information provided by the Police and Border Guard Board: https://www.politsei.ee/en/instructions/emergency-situation. phone line +(372) 612 3000 is working M-F 9.00-17.00 in Estonian, Russian and English email@example.com
- Additional information: www.terviseamet.ee/en/, www.kriis.ee/en
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- Reopen EU : Re-open EU provides information on the various measures in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travellers, the EU Digital COVID certificate to help you exercise your right to free movement, and mobile coronavirus contact tracing and warning apps. The information is updated frequently and available in 24 languages.