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Information on countries and self-isolation requirements for passengers

Travelling to Estonia is possible for the following persons

  • Estonian citizens and their family members. Estonian citizens and residents are allowed entry regardless of whether or not they show symptoms of the disease.
  • 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.
  • Residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, if they show no symptoms. Read the list here.
  • Residents, individuals with a long-stay visa regardless of their citizenship arriving to Estonia from a European Union or Schengen country or from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, if they show no symptoms. Read the lists of countries not subject to self-isolation requirements.

Isolation means that the individual is obligated to refrain from unnecessary contacts for 14 days from their arrival in Estonia and is allowed to leave their place of residence or accommodation only for seeing a doctor, shopping for food, essentials and medicines, and in emergencies.

 

 

Number of new infections per 100 000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (10.07.2020) (applied in determining self-isolation necessity, if a person travels to Estonia during 13.07-20.07.2020)

  • Austria 13,1
  • Belgium 9,5
  • Bulgaria 32,6
  • Croatia 22,7
  • Czech Republic 19,1
  • Cyprus 1,5
  • Denmark 4,8
  • Finland 1,8
  • France 13,4
  • Germany 6,7
  • Greece 3,4
  • Hungary 1,0
  • Iceland 15,2
  • Ireland 3,0
  • Italy 4,4
  • Latvia 2,3
  • Liechtenstein 5,2
  • Lithuania 1,9
  • Luxembourg 90,7
  • Malta 1,4
  • Netherlands 4,8
  • Norway 3,0
  • Poland 10,1
  • Portugal  47,7
  • Romania 28,6
  • Slovakia 4,0
  • Slovenia 11,0
  • Spain 11,0
  • Sweden 103,4
  • Switzerland 13,4
  • United Kingdom 13,8

Countries outside the European Union

 

Additionally, based on the recommendation of the Council of the European Union, Estonia will open its border to 14 countries outside the European Union that have a low infection rate. From 6 July 2020, residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay can travel to Estonia.

  • Algeria 12,2
  • Andorra 0,0
  • Australia 5,9
  • Canada 11,1
  • Georgia 1,4
  • Japan 1,7
  • Montenegro 96,3
  • Monaco 15,3
  • Morocco 9,8
  • New Zealand 0,5
  • Rwanda 2,8
  • Serbia 45,4
  • South Korea 1,4
  • Thailand 0,1
  • Tunisia 0,6
  • Uruguay 2,0

The data is gathered from ECDC, WHO, Johns Hopkins University and countries' official data.

 

 

An exception to mandatory self-isolation applies on entry to Estonia for the following individuals who show no symptoms:

 

  1. an employee of a diplomatic representation or consular office of a foreign country in Estonia or their family members, or a foreign national arriving in Estonia for the purpose of international military cooperation;
  2. individuals without symptoms and directly involved in the transport of goods and raw materials, including in loading goods or raw materials;
  3. individuals without symptoms providing medical services or other services essential for the resolution of the emergency;
  4. individuals without symptoms and directly involved in the international transport of goods and passengers, including the service staff or crew members of international means of transport and individuals conducting repairs, guarantee repairs or maintenance work on the means of transport;
  5. individuals without symptoms providing services to tour groups and directly involved in providing passenger transport services;
  6. individuals without symptoms arriving in Estonia for the purpose of ensuring the continuation of vital services;
  7. individuals without symptoms arriving in Estonia for a company based in Estonia to perform equipment maintenance works or for repairs, guarantee repairs or ITC work if it is necessary for ensuring the continued operation of the company;
  8. a foreign national for the purpose of immediate transit through Estonia on their way to their country of residence;
  9. a foreign national with a special permit from the Police and Border Guard Board to enter the country.
 

We recommend checking the Foreign Ministry’s Reisi Targalt site (in Estonian), which includes important information on lockdowns, self-isolation requirements etc. in countries where Estonia has an embassy.

 

 

Last updated: 10 July 2020

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