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 June 25, 2021:
Travelling 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. Coming from a country with an infection rate above 150, a 10-day restriction on the freedom of movement applies which can be shortened by testing. One of the tests must be taken up to 72 hours before arrival or immediately after crossing the border and the second test must be taken no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test
Restrictions (testing + isolation) do not apply to a person who has been fully vaccinated in the last 12 months and achieved maximum protection against the virus. A person who has suffered from COVID-19 in the last year and later received one dose of vaccine has also been exempted from the isolation, as well as a person who has had COVID-19 after the first dose of the vaccine. A person who has suffered from COVID-19 and has been declared healthy and who has not received a dose of vaccine is exempted from self-isolation after border crossing if no more than 6 months have passed. Read about requirements for a vaccination certificate and for a certificate of recovery.
The details of information regarding border crossing, self-isolation, testing etc are continuously updated, and updated information is available on the website of Visit Estonia and the Ministry of Forgein Affairs.
Face Masks are not Mandatory in Estonia from June 2nd
It is not be required to wear a mask in Estonia. However, event organisers may require face masks to be worn at their events.
It is recommended to follow social distancing and regularly wash and disinfect your hands. There is no specific social distancing rule in place.
Business meetings, conferences and public events
From June 11, max 600 people can participate in indoor events and max 1,000 people in outdoor events.
From June 28, max 1,000 people can participate in indoor events and up to 5,000 people in outdoor events.
No tests are required for event participants in Estonia and there is no time limit for events to end. Events can be at full capacity, there is no 50% occupancy restrictions.
Events with Testing or “Covid 19 Green Certificate”
It is possible to organise events with a number of participants higher than required with the general requirements if these are attended only by people who have tested negative for COVID-19, have had COVID-19 or have vaccinated against COVID-19. Until June 28 up to 3,000 people per day may participate in indoor activities and up to 9,000 people per day in outdoor activities, provided that the infection safety of all participants is ensured. From 28 June, the number of participants in public events and activities where infection safety is guaranteed will also increase. Up to 6,000 people can then take part indoors and up to 12,000 people a day outdoors, provided that the person can prove that they are not infectious.
Participants have to take a rapid antigen test up to 24 hours or a PCR test up to 72 hours before the start of the event. The organiser is also obligated to provide the option for a rapid antigen test on site immediately before the start of the event.
People who have had the complete set of vaccines against COVID-19 in the last 12 months are allowed to participate in the event without taking the test. They will be exempted from the moment they have received maximum protection after vaccination, i.e. for vaccines currently in use, 7 to 15 days after the last injection, depending on the manufacturer. In addition, people who have had COVID-19 in the last year and later received a single dose of vaccine, or who have had COVID-19 after receiving the first dose of vaccine are also exempted from taking the test. Those people who have had COVID-19 and been declared healthy but have not received an additional dose of vaccine will be exempted from taking the test for six months after being declared healthy.
There is not any special requirement for event catering in Estonia. Indoor occupancy of up to 50% is permitted and the requirement for dispersal must be considered. There is no limit on the number of people in one table. No restrictions on closing time.
Buffet service, dancing are allowed.
Hotels are are open.
Restaurants and cafes
Restaurants are open with 50% capacity limits indoors, there is no limitation in opening hours. There is no any local COVID-passport system in place in Estonia.
Shops, supermarkets, shopping centers
Shops are open.
Museums are open in Estonia, with 50% occupancy limit.
No Social Distancing Rule
There is no exact social distancing rule in place in Estonia.
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