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Government equalises conditions for entry into the country by members of the Estonian Meistriliiga

3. September 2020 - 0:00

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 3 September 2020 – The government equalised the rules for all Estonian Meistriliiga members entering Estonia, regardless of citizenship.

The government has introduced a special rule that permits third-country athletes, coaches and team members who have an employment relationship with a sports club participating in the Estonian Meistriliiga, or persons involved in the daily training of an Estonian national athlete at the club level, to enter Estonia without being subject to the 14 day restriction on freedom of movement following a negative COVID-19 test result.

‘Estonian sports clubs include not only Estonian citizens, but also many people from other countries, including third countries’, stated Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas. ‘This special rule is necessary in order for Estonian clubs and athletes to be able to compete in the international competition calendar’, he emphasised.

Upon arrival in Estonia, athletes must take a COVID-19 test and meet the requirements for self-quarantine until the test result arrives. If the test result is negative, they will not be subject to the general 14-day self-quarantine requirement.

The order will enter into force tomorrow, 4 September. 2020.

The Government Communication Office is publishing the order and its explanatory memorandum on the government’s website and on the website.