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Information on countries and restriction on freedom of movement requirements for passengers

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.

 

Crossing of the state border for the purpose of entering Estonia is allowed for

 

  • 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 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.
 

 

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.
     

Further information

 

 

Who is subject to the restrictions? See tables (from 26.07 till 01.08.2021)

 

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

 

 

 

 

Vaccinated persons / persons who have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease Persons who are not vaccinated/ who have not preiously been infected. 14-day infection rate < 75.1 new cases per 100,000 people per day Persons who are not vaccinated/ who have not preiously been infected. 14-day infection rate 75.1–200 new cases on average per 100,000 people per day  Persons who are not vaccinated/ who have not preiously been infected. 14-day infection rate > 200.1 new cases per 100,000 people per day
Negative test certificate requirement NO NO YES NO  Yes, if the person wishes to shorten self-isolation / do not wish to test at the border
Testing requirement on entry / after entry NO NO NO Yes, if proof of a negative test result is not submitted upon arrival in Estonia If there is no negative test certificate, the test must be performed upon entry. If a person wishes to shorten the time of self-isolation, a second test is required not earlier than on the sixth day after the first test. If a person has a negative test certificate, the test is not required when entering the country. If a person wishes to reduce the self-isolation time, a second test is required no earlier than the sixth day after the test on which the negative test certificate is based.
10-day self-isolation requirement (can be shortened if the result of the second test is known)* NO NO NO YES
List of countries**  
  • Switzerland 70,71
  • Finland 66,84
  • Liechtenstein 56,78
  • Norway 44,56
  • Italy 40,48
  • Slovenia 38,6
  • Lithuania 34,5
  • Croatia 33,69
  • Sweden 32,59
  • Austria 30,79
  • Latvia 27,68
  • Czechia 27,53
  • Germany 16,96
  • Iceland 14,83
  • Bulgaria 13,12
  • San Marino 11,61
  • Slovakia 10,59
  • Hungary 6,16
  • Romania 3,62
  • Poland 3,12
  • The Holy See 0
  • Denmark 193,89
  • Belgium 146,97
  • France 121,1
  • Cyprus 1483,55
  • United Kingdom 739,65
  • Netherlands 670,4
  • Spain 624,04
  • Andorra 483,09
  • Portugal 407,63
  • Malta 379,35
  • Greece 292,46
  • Luxembourg 275,99
  • Monaco 270,1
  • Ireland 204,94

*There must be at least 6 days between the two tests to shorten the self-isolation period. If the first test was taken before arriving in Estonia (up to 72 hours earlier), the second test can be taken on the third day after arrival at the earliest.

** Information compiled on the basis of official ECDC data. The list is updated every Friday and takes effect from the following Monday.

 

 

Countries and territories outside the European Union whose residents are allowed to enter Estonia, inter alia for tourism purposes (in accordance with the list in Annex 1 to the recommendation of the Council of the European Union)*

 

  Vaccinated persons / persons who have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease Persons who are not vaccinated / who have not preiously been infected. 14-day infection rate < 75.1 new cases per 100,000 people per day Persons who are not vaccinated / who have not preiously been infected. 14-day infection rate 75.1–200 new cases on average per 100,000 people per day
Negative test certificate requirement NO NO NO Yes, if the person wishes to shorten self-isolation / do not wish to test at the border
Testing requirement on entry / after entry NO NO If there is no negative test certificate, the test must be performed upon entry. If a person wishes to shorten the time of self-isolation, a second test is required not earlier than on the sixth day after the first test. If a person has a negative test certificate, the test is not required when entering the country. If a person wishes to reduce the self-isolation time, a second test is required no earlier than the sixth day after the test on which the negative test certificate is based.

10-day self-isolation requirement (can be shortened if the result of the second test is known)

NO NO YES
List of countries  
  • Armenia 64,66
  • Qatar 59,1
  • Montenegro 58,37
  • Saudi Arabia 48,23
  • South Korea 35,9
  • Japan 26,14
  • Moldova 25,71
  • Serbia 24,79
  • Azerbaijan 21,39
  • Canada 15,69
  • Ukraine 15,67
  • North Macedonia 10,36
  • Singapore 7,79
  • Brunei 6,9
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina 6,52
  • Kosovo 5,9
  • Albania 5,31
  • Australia 4,5
  • Taiwan 1,5
  • New Zealand 1,22
  • United States Of America 119,24
  • Israel 104,59
  • Lebanon 81,74
  • Jordan 80,88
 

Countries not listed in Annex I of the Council of the European Union

 

  Vaccinated persons  Persons who have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease Unvaccinated persons / persons who have not previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease
Negative test certificate requirement NO YES Yes
Testing requirement on entry / after entry NO NO If a person wishes to shorten the 10-day self-isolation, a second test has to be taken on arrival in addition to the test on which the negative test certificate is based and a third test not earlier than 6 days after the arrival test.
10-day self-isolation requirement (can be shortened until the result of the second test is known) NO NO YES
Travelling only for work, studying, family reasons, or under a special permit NO NO YES
 

Special rules apply to children

 

If children are travelling with a legal representative or are accompanied by an authorised person who does not have to self-isolate because they have been vaccinated or have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease,

  • Children up to the age of 12 do not have to self-isolate or take a test;
  • Children 12 to 18 years of age who have not been vaccinated do not have to self-isolate if they arrive from a country listed above with a 14-day infection rate of more than 75 per 100,000 people and they have taken a negative SARS-CoV-2 test either before arriving in Estonia or immediately after arriving in Estonia. They must remain at their place of residence or permanent place of stay until they have received their negative test result;
  • Children 12 to 18 years of age who have not been vaccinated do not have to self-isolate if they arrive from a third country on the green list of the European Union if the cumulative number of positive tests for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease per 100,000 people in the last 14 days is more than 75 in that country and they have taken a negative SARS-CoV-2 test either before or immediately after arriving in Estonia. They must remain at their place of residence or permanent place of stay until they have received their negative test result;
  • Children 12 to 18 years of age who have not been vaccinated and who are citizens of third countries not on the green list of the European Union may enter Estonia if they have taken a negative RT-PCR test for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease with a health care provider up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia or a negative antigen-RTD test approved by the European Union Health Security Committee for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease up to 48 hours before arriving in Estonia. They must also take a negative SARS-CoV-2 test immediately after arriving in Estonia. They must remain at their place of residence or permanent place of stay until they have received their negative test result;
 

Data from previous weeks

 

 

Last updated: 28 July 2021

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