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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Estonia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Estonia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry requirements

The following groups of people are able to enter Estonia:
1. Estonian citizens and their family members. Estonian citizens and residents are allowed entry regardless of whether or not they show symptoms of COVID-19.
2. Citizens and residents of the EU, Schengen area countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the UK and the Vatican, and individuals with a long-stay visa and their family members, provided they show no symptoms.
3. Residents of Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macao (China SAR), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand, if they show no symptoms.
4. Residents or individuals with a long-stay visa, regardless of their citizenship, arriving from an EU or Schengen area country, if they show no symptoms.
5. Citizens of countries not named above, arriving for work or studies, provided they show no symptoms. Check here to see protocol they must follow: https://vm.ee/et/teave-riikide-ja-karantiininouete-kohta-euroopast-saabujatele
6. Third country nationals holding a Schengen visa who can prove that they are fully vaccinated.
(until further notice)
Testing

A) Who needs to test
Testing is only necessary in order to shorten quarantine.

B) What type of test and how long
PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival in Estonia.
(until further notice)
Quarantine
Travellers entering Estonia from a country in the EU, EEA or the Schengen area with an infection rate above 150 persons per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days must undergo a ten-day self-isolation period. The list of these countries is updated every Friday and can be found here: https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers

Quarantine can be shortened by taking a PCR test up to 72 hours prior to arrival or upon arrival and a second one after six days of isolation. If both tests are negative, the traveller can exit self-isolation after receiving the results of the second test. This does not apply to third-country nationals arriving in Estonia for work or study.

Quarantine exemptions:
Cross border workers are exempted from quarantine. Further exemptions are in place based on the purpose of the travel. The full list can be found here: https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers

Quarantine and test exemptions (this also applies to travellers arriving from the UK or a third country):
• Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 and no more than six months have passed since they have been declared cured.
• Travellers who have undergone COVID-19 vaccination and no more than six months have passed since its completion.

Information about the required certificates can be found here: https://vm.ee/en/coronavirus-2019-ncov
(until further notice)
Declaration
A traveller's declaration form must be filled in one day prior to arrival in Estonia, or on the day of arrival. The declaration form can be found at the following address: https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee/
(Until further notice)
Borders
Border controls are still carried out on the Estonian-Russian border. Restrictions still apply to foreign nationals wishing to enter Estonia from outside the EU, the Schengen area and the UK.

For entering Estonia (citizens): https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-estonia-estonian-citizens-and-residents
For entering Estonia (foreign nationals): https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-estonia-foreigners
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
OutboundTravellers in self-isolation after entering Estonia may return to the country from which they departed before their isolation period is completed, if the reason for returning is an unavoidable work, study or family event. In this case, the traveller must present a negative COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours before leaving Estonia.
(Until further notice)
Travel abroad from Estonia: https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-abroad-estonia
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticThe wearing of face masks in public spaces is mandatory.

All stores can open if people keep a distance of at least two metres from others (2+2 rule).

Catering facilities can operate outdoors until 21.00 with occupancy restrictions (50%). A maximum of ten people can sit at the same table.

Public indoor events (cultural and entertainment) can take place with strict sanitary rules.

More information can be found here: https://www.kriis.ee/en
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Estonia

COVID-19 information for Estonia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The security environment is generally safe and infrastructure is good in most urban areas. Levels of petty crime are low by the standards of much of Western Europe, and the principal risk is from pickpocketing and bag-snatching. Remain vigilant in crowded places such as railway stations and marketplaces, and near tourist-frequented sites such as monuments and hotels.

Violent crime is rare. Theft from vehicles is common, particularly in cities. To reduce the risk of crime, keep vehicles in a guarded car park (parking lot).

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment. However, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Estonia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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