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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.

  • arrive in Estonia for tourism for up to 24 hours, who have been tested for COVID-19 by a health care provider using the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in Estonia and received a negative result, or who have been tested for COVID-19 by a health care provider using the SARS-CoV-2 antigen-RDT test up to 48 hours before arrival to Estonia and received a negative result, unless the person is exempt from the obligation to undergo testing in other cases provided for in this order;
     

Please note! According to the manufacturers’ instructions, the time to maximum immunity is

 

  • 7 calendar days after getting the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty,
  • 15 calendar days after getting the second dose of AstraZeneca Vaxzevria,
  • 14 days after getting the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine,
  • and 14 calendar days after getting a single dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
  • For other COVID-19 vaccines not mentioned in this section, the instructions from the individual manufacturer for maximum protection (e.g. 21 days after the second dose of Sputnik) must be followed.

Further information

 

 

Who is subject to the restrictions? See tables (from 02.07 till 08.08.2021)

 

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 Yes, if the person does not want to be tested at the border 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 In the absence of a negative test certificate, the test must be performed when entering the country. Until the result of the test is known, the person is required to self-isolate. Persons who have a negative test certificate are not required to undergo testing when entering the country. 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**  
  • Lithuania 70,94
  • San Marino 69,66
  • Liechtenstein 56,78
  • Austria 51,47
  • Norway 47,92
  • Croatia 44,53
  • Sweden 43,48
  • Slovenia 39,12
  • Latvia 30,51
  • Czechia 26,75
  • Germany 24,49
  • Bulgaria 17,61
  • Slovakia 13,38
  • Hungary 7,4
  • Romania 5,7
  • Poland 3,57
  • Holy See 0
  • Iceland 172,74
  • Belgium 171,73
  • Switzerland 100,2
  • Finland 88,5
  • Italy 77,36
  • Cyprus 1 514,18
  • United Kingdom 847,29
  • Spain 783,67
  • Netherlands 634,17
  • Andorra 553,97
  • Malta 490,12
  • Portugal 436,22
  • Monaco 415,35
  • Greece 346,22
  • Ireland 304,24
  • France 269,31
  • Luxembourg 223,92
  • Denmark 209,88

*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  
  • Qatar 63,87
  • Saudi Arabia 48,68
  • South Korea 41
  • Japan 40,92
  • Serbia 37
  • Azerbaijan 31,45
  • Moldova 28,68
  • Singapore 25,42
  • Ukraine 17,03
  • Canada 16,52
  • North Macedonia 13,68
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina 9,51
  • Albania 9,31
  • Kosovo 8,8
  • Brunei Darussalam 8,23
  • Australia 7,11
  • New Zealand 1,97
  • United States Of America 177,88
  • Israel 175,48
  • Montenegro 103,24
  • Lebanon 100,32
  • Armenia 82,71
  • Jordan 82,56
 

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: 30 July 2021

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