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Updated travel advice concerning the UK

20. December 2020 - 22:01

Due to the spread of a new coronavirus variant in the UK, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly advises against any travel to the UK. When travelling to the UK, additional restrictions may apply upon return from the UK or arriving in other countries from the UK, also there is a risk of unforeseen travel disruptions.

Today, 20 December, the Estonian government decided to suspend the air traffic between Estonia and the UK starting from midnight tonight until the end of this year. The ban on air passenger transport is temporary, the government will review it when more information about a new coronavirus variant becomes available. More information on air traffic restrictions between Estonia and the UK can be obtained from the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

According to the information available to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, several countries have already banned or are planning to ban direct travel connections with the UK. In addition, countries are considering to impose additional self-isolation requirements on travellers arriving from the UK.

Due to the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus in the UK, tighter restrictions are in place there from 20 December. For more information, see

Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel.

Information about virus related restrictions in other countries is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Additional information:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department

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