Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel.
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 individuals with a long-stay visa and their family members if they show no symptoms. Read the list here.
- 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.
- 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.
The electronic declaration of health for those arriving in Estonia can be filled out as early as 24 hours before arrival. The confirmation of the border crossing declaration sent to your e-mail may be asked on the border. You can show it electronically or print it out before your travel.
Who is subject to restrictions of the freedom of movement?
- Arriving from the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Schengen area: 10-day restriction on the freedom of movement applies on entering Estonia from a country in the European Union, European Economic Area and the Schengen area with an infection rate above 150 persons per 100 000 inhabitants in the past 14 days.
- 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-day self-isolation is mandatory for passengers arriving from a country on the list with an infection rate above 16.
- Anyone 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 self-isolation, 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. Testing does not grant the right to stop self-isolating before the mandatory period ends.
The following rules apply for reducing the period of isolation:
(1) Anyone who does not wish to self-isolate for 10 days after their arrival in Estonia can take a PCR test abroad no earlier than 72 hours before their arrival in Estonia. While in Estonia, a second test can be taken no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test. The 10-day isolation period can be concluded earlier if both tests are negative.
(2) Anyone who has not taken a test up to 72 hours before their arrival in Estonia can take one immediately after their arrival and the second test no earlier than six days after their first test. The 10-day isolation period can be concluded earlier if both tests are negative.
Information about the conditions that apply to the test certificate is available HERE. For booking a second test, contact the call centre for public testing (678 0000). Details about testing are available on the website of the Health Board.
The 10-day self-isolation and COVID-19 testing are not mandatory for individuals who:
(1) have recovered from COVID-19 and no more than six months have passed since they have been declared cured;
(2) have undergone COVID-19 vaccination and no more than six months have passed since its completion.
Information about the required certificates is available HERE.
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 :
- Estonian Police and Border Guard website 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
If you have an exceptional circumstances (erandid-eritaotluse-vorm) especially for family reasons, e.g. funerals, weddings, illness of a family member please send an application for permission to cross the border, directly to the Police and Border Guard Board email@example.com
More relevant information:
Questions and answers regarding air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic