Last Updated: October 19, 2020
Certain tourists are now welcome to explore the wonderfully preserved medieval architecture of Estonia.
This beautiful nation officially reopened its borders for tourism on June 1, 2020. By July, Estonia also welcomed additional third-party countries as recommended by the EU council.
Here are the current COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions you should be aware about if planning to travel to Estonia.
September 7 update:
Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday 7 September, a two-week restriction on the freedom of movement will apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from the following European countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Who Can Visit Estonia?
Below are the lists of both EU and third-party nations that can travel to Estonia.
Estonia has stated that it is allowing tourists into the country based on their residency.
Firstly, tourists from these nations do not face any quarantine or testing on arrival:
Here’s the list of the countries who can travel to Estonia but face a mandatory quarantine:
Starting October 19, citizens of Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland can now enter Estonia with no need to quarantine. However, they must present a negative result of Covid-19 test taken no longer than 48 hours upon arrival.
The compulsory quarantine for people arriving in Estonia depends on whether the coronavirus infection rate in their country of origin, where they have spent at least 14 days before departure, is higher than 16 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. Anyone arriving in Estonia from a country with a higher infection rate must self-isolate for two weeks on arrival.
Is There Any Testing Required?
No. Residents from the above-approved countries are not required to submit a negative-PCR test, nor be tested upon arrival in Estonia.
Other Entry Requirements in Estonia
All another normal border/immigration rules will apply for countries permitted to visit. That is to say that in-bound tourists should also expect a health screening and/or temperature check upon entering.
What’s Open in Estonia?
Here is a list of everything you will find open again in the country but most of it is with 50% capacity limits:
- Hotels and other accommodations
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars
- Museums, galleries, and exhibitions
- Saunas, spas and swimming pools
- Bowling, billiards, and playrooms
- Casinos and arcades
- Movie theatres, plays, and performances but a max 500 pax
- Outdoor events but a max of 1000 pax
- Sporting competitions with spectators
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