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COVID-19. INDICATIONS OF ESTONIAN AUTHORITIES AND RULES OF CONDUCT

Date:

05/25/2021


COVID-19. INDICATIONS OF ESTONIAN AUTHORITIES AND RULES OF CONDUCT

Attention!

Before arriving in Estonia, you must fill out a traveller’s questionnaire.

The questionnaire can be completed within three days of your arrival in Estonia. This makes border-crossing smoother and you can avoid queueing for filling out the questionnaire on paper. The border guard or airline can ask people crossing the border to present an electronic or printed border crossing confirmation sent via email.

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On 13 January 2021 the Estonian government approved an order whereby people arriving in Estonia from states where the COVID-19 infection rate is high, must be tested both prior to and after entering the state.

People arriving in Estonia from states with a high infection rate and seeking to be exempted from the self-isolation requirement, will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test from 15 January 2021.

Starting from 15 January, people who seek to exempted from the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days upon their arrival in Estonia, must undergo coronavirus PCR testing up to 72 hours before arriving to Estonia. A second test can be taken in Estonia no earlier than on the sixth day from the first test taken abroad.

The person will be exempt from the 10-day self-isolation obligation if the results of both tests are negative.

People who have not been tested for the COVID-19 up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia can take their first test immediately after their arrival in the state and their second test no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test. Their 10-day self-isolation can be terminated early if the results of both tests are negative.

From 15 January the “high infection rate” definition will be changed to 150 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants. All persons arriving from high infection rate countries must self-isolate for 14 days. The obligation also applies to citizens and residents of Estonia arriving from such states. People arriving from states where the infection rate is below 150 will not be required to self-isolate.

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From 1 September, those arriving in Estonia from COVID-19 risk countries will have to take a test at the airport or seaport (in terminals A and D) to avoid quarantine and be able to go to work. The test is free for Estonian citizens and residents. Any payment (€ 67) can be made directly by credit card. 

The test result will be communicated within 1 day. On that day, the person concerned must remain in self-isolation. If the test is negative, the citizen/resident will have to limit himself to going to work and doing essential shopping, avoiding unnecessary contacts and respecting the distancing measures. A second test needs to be taken 7 days later. If negative, the quarantine obligation falls.

Practical information on COVID-19 testing at the border

Viaggiare Sicuri

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Information on countries and restriction on freedom of movement requirements for passengers

Crossing the Estonian border. The Government of the Republic of Estonia responds.Crossing the Estonian border. The Government of the Republic of Estonia responds.

Travelling to Estonia - Is it possible to enter Estonia?

 

Frequently asked questions answered by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The government of Estonia answers

 

Useful links:

Health Board ealth Board 

The Government of the Republic of Estonia

Ministry of Foreign Afairs


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