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Information on countries and restriction on freedom of movement 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 Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, if they show no symptoms. 
  • 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 restriction on freedom of movement requirements.
  • Citizens of foreign states without symptoms arriving in Estonia from states not named above for work or studies. On arrival they must remain in quarantine, which means that:
    • the employer or educational institution must provide transport for the employee or student on their arrival in Estonia and ensure a 14-day restriction on freedom of movement in Estonia applies to them;
    • the employer or educational institution ensures that the employee or student undergoes two SARS-CoV-2 tests. The first test must be administered on their arrival and the second on the 14th day after their arrival;
    • the employee and student is not allowed to start working and studying respectively for the first 14 days following their arrival in Estonia;
    • the employee and student can start work and studies respectively from the 15th day since their arrival on the condition that their second coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 test was negative.

A two-week restriction on freedom of movement is mandatory for everyone showing symptoms. The requirement for individuals without symptoms to restrict their freedom of movement depends on from which country they began their trip or which countries they transited. If they departed from or transited a country with a coronavirus infection rate above 16, the restriction on freedom of movement applies to them for two weeks on their arrival in Estonia.

Restriction on freedom of movement 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 (31.07.2020) (applied in determining the necessity of a restriction on freedom of movement, if a person travels to Estonia during 03.08-09.08.2020)

 

  • Andorra 59
  • Austria 19,7
  • Belgium 35,8
  • Bulgaria 46,8
  • Croatia 25,3
  • Czech Republic 25,6
  • Cyprus 6,1
  • Denmark 10,4
  • Finland 2,4
  • France 19,0
  • Germany 8,4
  • Greece 4,3
  • Hungary 2,3
  • Iceland 10,1

  • Ireland 6,7
  • Italy 5,7
  • Latvia 2,6
  • Liechtenstein 10,4
  • Lithuania 5,7
  • Luxembourg 243,4
  • Malta 28,4
  • Monaco 33,2
  • Netherlands 15,1
  • Norway 3,0
  • Poland 15,7
  • Portugal  30,2
  • Romania 75,1
  • San Marino 5,8
  • Slovakia 5,8
  • Slovenia 11,6
  • Spain 53,6
  • Sweden 31,5
  • Switzerland 20,2
  • United Kingdom 12,6
  • Vatican 0,0
 

Countries outside the European Union

 

Additionally, based on the recommendation of the Council of the European Union, Estonia will open its border to 11 countries outside the European Union that have a low infection rate. 

  • Australia*
  • Canada*
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • Morocco*
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay

A two-week restriction on freedom of movement is mandatory

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

 

Data from previous weeks

 

An exception to mandatory restriction on freedom of movement 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, restriction on freedom of movement requirements etc. in countries where Estonia has an embassy.

 

 

Last updated: 31 July 2020

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