The Estonian Convention Bureau follows the recommendations of the Estonian authorities in regards to Covid-19. Below you will find links to relevant sites along with main measures and temporary adjustments imposed in Estonia.
Last Updated March 1st, 2021:
Entering to Estonia
The Estonian border is currently open to citizens from European Union, the Schengen area countries and a number of countries outside of the EU. Upon arrival in Estonia, a person must be in quarantine for 10 days . The details of information regarding border crossing are continuously updated, and updated information is available on the website of the Police and Border Guard and the Ministry of Forgein Affairs.
All persons travelling to Estonia have to fill in and submit a cross-border traveller’s declaration. The electronic declaration form can be found at https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee/,. The declaration form can be filled in within 24 hours before an individual’s arrival in Estonia. Anyone arriving in Estonia will still have the option of being able to fill in the cross-border traveller’s declaration in person.
The 10-day isolation requirement and testing requirement do not apply for a person who has recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months and who has been declared healthy by a doctor or who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last six months. At the same time, they must continue to comply with the restrictions in force in Estonia and follow all the measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease. For detailed information, see the link.
Coronavirus testing opportunity for people arriving to Estonia
People who do not want to stay in self-imposed isolation for ten days after arriving in Estonia, are required to perform a coronavirus PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in the country. While staying in Estonia, it is then possible to take a second test not earlier than on the sixth day after the first test taken abroad. A person is released from the ten-day isolation obligation prematurely if the results of both tests are negative.
Those who have not taken the test up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia have the option to take the first test in Estonia immediately after arriving in the country and the second test not earlier than six days after taking the first test. The ten-day isolation may be ended prematurely if the results of both tests are negative. Testing facilities are open both in Tallinn Airport and Tallinn Ferry Port.
Face Masks are Mandatory indoors in Estonia
It is obligatory to wear a mask or cover one’s nose and mouth indoors, including on public transport and at service points, during hobby education and activities. People for whom it is medically contraindicated, as well as children under the age of 12, do not need to cover their nose and mouth or wear a mask if sufficient distance is ensured and in other justified cases.
Keep safe distance: 2 + 2 rule must be followed indoors
The so-called 2 + 2 rule must be followed everywhere in public indoor spaces, which means that two people can move together but keep a distance of two metres from other people.
Accommodation facilities are open all over Estonia
Restaurants and cafes
Restaurants and cafes are open until 2118:00, the 6 + 2 social distancing rule (max six persons in one table, 2 m distance from other tables) and 50% capacity requirements apply
Shops, supermarkets, shopping centers
are open with the 50 percent capacity limit in force
Business meetings, conferences and public events
Indoor public meetings, including conferences, theater performances, concerts and movie screenings, both with and without fixed seating, are prohibited from March 3 to 28. The restrictions do not concern events streamed online with no other participants than the performers and the streaming staff. Participants must nonetheless follow the 2+2 rule and disinfection requirements.
Entertainment, religious services, events and meetings as well as visiting museums and exhibitions is permitted in outdoor environments for groups of up to 10 people, and the groups must not come into contact with one another. Events are prohibited from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
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