Urgent travel advice for those intending to travel to Estonia

On 12 March, the Government of Estonia declared an emergency situation in response to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world. In order to stop the spread of the virus, there are certain recommendations and measures in place.

Foreign nationals who are not residents of Estonia will not be able to travel to Estonia until further notice.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold a hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. 

There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

Foreign nationals are only allowed to transit through Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19.

International cargo (also food and medical supplies transport) can enter the country, as well as persons providing vital services, like fuel providers.

Self-isolation requirements will be in place for those entering Estonia. The exact details of self-isolation are being worked out by the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by 16 March. Further details will be clarified in due course.

More information on the virus and prevention is available on the website of the Health Board

More information on measures in place during the emergency situation: https://www.valitsus.ee/en/news/government-declared-emergency-situation-estonia-until-1-may

FAQ for tourists: https://vm.ee/en/coronavirus-2019-ncov