You are here

Public transport within Estonia


How to avoid getting infected when using public transportation?

Starting from August 2 there is an obligation to cover one's mouth and nose in public transport. A mask does not have to be worn by children under the age of 12 or if it is not feasible for health considerations or other substantial reasons.

While using public transportation, follow these guidelines:

  • Wear a mask, or cover your nose and mouth.
  • If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Do not touch handles or any other surfaces with bare hands.
  • Do not touch your face.
  • Disinfect your hands as soon as possible after leaving the public transportation.
  • If possible, keep sufficient distance with other passengers.
  • Download the HOIA mobile app and keep it running.

Should I take a taxi?

Yes, taxis are an option. If you have the chance, ask the taxi driver before getting in the car if they have disinfected the vehicle and aired it out between passengers. Remind the driver to disinfect and air out the car after your ride.

Is it obligatory to wear a mask when on public transportation?

In public transport, including in trains and ferries, it is obligatory to wear a mask or cover one's nose and mouth.

The obligation to wear a mask does not extend to children under the age of 12 or persons for whom it is not reasonable to wear a mask due to health considerations or for other substantial reasons.

What kind of restrictions apply on ferries?

Just like in other public transport, it is also obligatory to wear in mask on ferries. Additionally, in the catering establishments of internal ferries it must be ensured that people are dispersed and the disinfection rules are followed in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board.


Last updated: 18 August 2021