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Everyday life, basic needs

Due to an ever-changing situation, majority of us probably feel rather confused. Rightfully so, questions about storing sufficient amount of food, public transport and commuting in general, commuting between the mainland and islands, waste and waste management and sustainable providing of social services have arisen.


The quantity of prescriptions and dispensing of medicinal products has been temporarily decreased.


Medicinal products that cure chronical illnesses will be prescribed only up to 2 months. A pharmacy can dispense a medicinal product only under 1 prescription and for up to 2 months. Over the counter drugs can be purchased up to 2 packets per 1 drug.

Commuting back and forth between the mainland and islands is prohibited.


According to their own wish and to protect the islands’ inhabitants from the spreading of coronavirus, restrictions for commuting to Hiiumaa, Saaremaa, Muhumaa, Vormsi, Kihnu and Ruhnu have been established.

The sorting of potentially infected waste is prohibited.


People who have contracted the virus, or suspect that they may have done so, need to collect and put all of their waste into a plastic bag, tie it up securely and throw it away into a mixed waste container. As waste is in direct contact with people, it has to be thought of as being potentially infectious.



Information from other authorities.


You can find valid and official information regarding the Emergency Situation and the limitations and activities deriving from it, from the websites of Estonian state authorities.

Webpages of governmental authorities will provide instructions and advice as well as frequently asked questions.


  • Health Board

    The website provides information about the coronavirus, its prevention, cure and spread. You can also read about personal protective equipment. Read more »

  • Ministry of the Environment

    The website provides information about recycling and restrictions. Read more »

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

    The website provides information about public transportation arrangements. Read more »

  • Estonian Police and Border Guard Board

    The website provides information regarding border controls, health declarations at the border, public order and personal identification documents. Read more. Read more »


Last updated: 3 April 2020