Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia.
EU and EEA States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
A family member of an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who in addition to the valid passport of the country of his/her nationality, present a residence card, which has been issued pursuant to the Directive 2004/38/EC bearing the text "Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National ", may enter Estonia without a visa, provided that the family member is traveling together with the EU/EEA/EFTA national or to the EU/EEA/EFTA national. This directive shall apply to an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who moves to or resides in a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.
Schengen area consists of 26 European countries (of which 22 are EU States): Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Although travel documents are not checked at internal Schengen borders, it is still necessary to carry a travel document (a passport or national ID card) when crossing internal Schengen borders. Competent authorities like police or immigration officials of relevant Schengen State have the right to check travel documents if needed. We draw your attention to the fact that driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.
In addition to the citizens from EU, EEA and Schengen area following citizens do not need a visa to enter a Schengen area (incl. Estonia) for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:
Bosnia and Herzegovina*
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
Macao Special Administrative Region of China
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northen Ireland (and the following categories of British citizens - British nationals (Overseas), British overseas territories citizens (BOTC), British overseas citizens (BOC), British protected persons (BPP), British subjects (BS))
United States of America
Vanuatu (Only for holders of ordinary passports issued before 25 May 2015)
* Only for holders of biometrical passports
** Passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number
*** Only for holders of biometrical passports. Does not apply to passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Direcorate (Koordinaciona Uprava)
In addition the following countries’ citizens holding diplomatic-, service- or special passport do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:
|Argentina||Diplomatic and official passports|
|Belarus||Biometric diplomatic passports|
|Bolivia||Diplomatic and service passports|
|Cabo Verde||Diplomatic and service passports|
|Mongolia||Biometric diplomatic passports|
|Morocco||Diplomatic and official passports|
|People's Republic of China||Diplomatic passports|
|Philippines||Diplomatic and official passports|
|Russia||Diplomatic passports (suspended, COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2022/333 of 25 February 2022)|
|Thailand||Diplomatic and official passports|
|Turkey||Diplomatic, special and service passports|
|Ukraine||Diplomatic and service passports|
|Holders of the Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations|