Data Last Updated: March 28, 2021
At present Estonia is starting to allow travelers from the EEA, however countries that have a high COVID-19 incidence rate are being asked to quarantine for 14 days, this data is updated every week.
The compulsory self-isolation for people arriving in Estonia depends on whether the coronavirus infection rate in their country of origin, where they have spent at least 14 days before departure, is higher than 16 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. Anyone arriving in Estonia from a country with a higher infection rate must self-isolate for two weeks on arrival. This data changes weekly or sometimes daily, please check the official websites below for the most accurate information:
As of March 2, 2021, health officials in Estonia designate all countries as "high-risk," except for Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Travelers from high-risk countries must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if the traveler presents proof of a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours or submits to a test on arrival. Travelers may end their self-isolation by taking a second test no fewer than six days after the first and obtaining a negative result.
No mandate or law in place regarding in-public mask wearing.
As of Aug. 21, a number restrictions remain in effect in Estonia as part of the nation's effort to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Authorities have permitted most businesses and facilities to resume operation provided they implement strict hygiene and social distancing measures. Most venues are limited to operate 50 percent their capacity, with a maximum of 500 people for indoor venues and 1,000 for outdoor venues.
All persons must comply with social distancing standards of 2 meters (6 feet) wherever possible. While protective face coverings are not mandatory in Estonia, the government does recommend their use in enclosed public spaces.
Airlines & Transport
Several countries in Europe and around Estonia have imposed restrictions on entry and/or international passenger traffic, and several ferry and flight operators have reduced their operations in and out of Estonia. Tallinn-Stockholm cruises are prohibited, while regular passenger ferry traffic between Estonia and Finland has been restored.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Last Updated: October 19, 2020
Certain tourists are now welcome to explore the wonderfully preserved medieval architecture of Estonia.
This beautiful nation officially reopened its borders for tourism on June 1, 2020. By July, Estonia also welcomed additional third-party countries as recommended by the EU council.
Here are the current COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions you should be aware about if planning to travel to Estonia.
September 7 update:
Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday 7 September, a two-week restriction on the freedom of movement will apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from the following European countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Who Can Visit Estonia?
Below are the lists of both EU and third-party nations that can travel to Estonia.
Estonia has stated that it is allowing tourists into the country based on their residency.
Firstly, tourists from these nations do not face any quarantine or testing on arrival:
Here's the list of the countries who can travel to Estonia but face a mandatory quarantine:
Starting October 19, citizens of Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland can now enter Estonia with no need to quarantine. However, they must present a negative result of Covid-19 test taken no longer than 48 hours upon arrival.
The compulsory quarantine for people arriving in Estonia depends on whether the coronavirus infection rate in their country of origin, where they have spent at least 14 days before departure, is higher than 16 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. Anyone arriving in Estonia from a country with a higher infection rate must self-isolate for two weeks on arrival.
Is There Any Testing Required?
No. Residents from the above-approved countries are not required to submit a negative-PCR test, nor be tested upon arrival in Estonia.
Other Entry Requirements in Estonia
All another normal border/immigration rules will apply for countries permitted to visit. That is to say that in-bound tourists should also expect a health screening and/or temperature check upon entering.
What's Open in Estonia?
Here is a list of everything you will find open again in the country but most of it is with 50% capacity limits:
- Hotels and other accommodations
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars
- Museums, galleries, and exhibitions
- Saunas, spas and swimming pools
- Bowling, billiards, and playrooms
- Casinos and arcades
- Movie theatres, plays, and performances but a max 500 pax
- Outdoor events but a max of 1000 pax
- Sporting competitions with spectators
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Information for Non-Tourists
Persons arriving from designated high-risk countries must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival and undergo two COVID-19 tests during this period; travelers from non-high risk countries are exempt from this measure. Estonia defines high-risk countries as those where new COVID-19 cases exceed 16 per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14 day period; authorities regularly update the official list of such locations.
Most travel from all other countries remains prohibited, except for Estonian citizens and their immediate families, as well as persons traveling for urgent business or academic reasons and who possess official permission. All such arrivals are also required to self-isolate for 14 days.
85,695Cases Per Million
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days