Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday 6 July, a mandatory two-week self-isolation applies to passengers arriving from Bulgaria, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Romania, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.
Starting from this week, passengers travelling from the European Union to Estonia will not have to self-isolate if they arrive from Austria, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Norway, Poland, France, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark and Hungary. For passengers arriving from the rest of the world, mandatory self-isolation still currently applies.
Information about European Union states and self-isolation requirements is updated every Friday. Information about countries and requirements for passengers arriving from these countries is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers
The government continues to discuss the recommendation of the Council of the European Union regarding opening borders to passengers from third countries.
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Foreign Ministry strongly advises against travel, except for European countries where the rate of infection is below 15 per 100 000 inhabitants in the past 14 days, and where mandatory self-isolation on return does not apply. When travelling, we advise keeping the following in mind:
- before planning your trip, please consult the Foreign Ministry website for the infection rate in your planned country of destination;
- stay up to date with possible travel restrictions in your destination – please consult the Reisi Targalt website, the ReOpen portal of the European Union and, if necessary, contact the foreign mission of the country of destination for details;
- register your trip at the Foreign Ministry’s Reisi Targalt website to allow us to notify you of possible travel restrictions;
- follow the recommendations of the Estonian Health Board (PDF) (in Estonian) for a safe flight to protect your health and that of others – if you show symptoms, please postpone your trip and contact your GP;
- obtain travel insurance and carefully read the conditions of your insurance (including for travel interruptions caused by COVID-19);
- at your destination, follow the instructions of local authorities and keep up to date with possible new restrictions;
- on your return, follow the rules introduced in Estonia, monitor your health, and if you suspect you have been infected with the virus, contact your GP.
We would like to highlight that countries can change their conditions for entry and stay at short notice. For more detailed information on the conditions of the destination country, we recommend contacting the representation or the relevant authorities of the country.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia