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Restrictions in force in Estonia

  • Requirement for dispersal

    The requirement for dispersal mandates that indoors strangers must be kept at a reasonable distance for the purpose of containing the spread of the virus.

  • Wear a mask on public transport

    The obligation to cover the nose and mouth in public transport will be restored to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection in the confined spaces of public transport.

  • People who are sick stay in quarantine

    People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are not allowed to leave their place of residence from their diagnoses until they have been declared recovered. This also applies to the residents of shelters and safe houses who have to stay in quarantine there.

     

  • Close contacts stay in self-isolation for 10 days

    People who live together with a COVID-19 patient of have come in close contact with one must stay in self-isolation for 10 days and may have limited movement outside their place of residence only if they are asymptomatic.


    It is allowed to leave your home in order to obtain essential goods for everyday subsistence if it cannot be done in any other way, and to be outside if all measures are taken to stop the possible spread of the virus and the guidelines of the Health Board are adhered to.

     

    Self-isolation do not apply to close contacts who have suffered from COVID-19 and who have been declared healthy by a physician (within 6 months), or to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (within a year). 

     

 

Education

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  • Indoor hobby activities are allowed allowed with some restrictions

    Sports, training, youth work, hobby activities and education, refresher training and in-service training - all these activities are allowed indoors for up to 1,000 people.

     

    5,000 people can take part in outdoor events.

     

 

Public events and meetings

  • Public spaces are opened with restrictions

     

    Up to 500 people can take part in indoor events and activities that lack infection control. For outdoor events, this number is 1,500.

     

    From 9 August, up to 50 participants are allowed at uncontrolled indoors events and activities, and up to 100 participants are allowed outdoors.

     

    Indoor events and activities with more than 50 participants and outdoor events and activities with more than 100 participants can only be organised if the infection safety and monitoring thereof is ensured. In such cases, there may be up to 6,000 attendees indoors and up to 12,000 outdoors.

     

 

 

Catering establishments

  • Eating in the outdoor dining areas and indoors is allowed

     

    Catering establishments are opened

     

    From 9 August, these places can accommodate up to 50 people in total, both indoors and outdoors, without infection control. The limit will not apply to takeaway orders.

     

    With more participatients, the infection safety and monitoring has to be ensured. This means that only those who have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19, or presented a negative test result can take part in these events.

     

 

Sports

  • It is allowed to do sports with restrictions

    Up to 500 people will be allowed to participate in indoor sports events and activities.

     

    Outdoor events held in a limited or unambiguously demarcated area may have up to 1,500 participants.

     

    Without infection control, from 9 August, it is allowed to take part up to 50 people indoor activities and up to 100 people outdoors. If the infection safety and monitoring is ensured, there may be up to 6,000 attendees indoors and up to 12,000 outdoors.

     

    The same limits apply to the sports competitions.

     

 

Spas, saunas, pools, water parks and swimming facilities

  • Saunas and pools are opened with some restrictions

     

    Up to 500 people will be allowed to participate in indoor. Outdoor a limited or unambiguously demarcated area may have up to 1,500 participants.

     

    Without infection control, from 9 August, it is allowed to take part up to 50 people both indoor and outdoors. If the infection safety and monitoring is ensured for all the participators, there may be up to 6,000 attendees indoors.

     

 

Travelling

  • You may be subject to a 10-day movement restriction after you cross the state border

     

    A person is not subject to a movement restriction if he arrives into Estonia from a European Union, European Economic Area or Schengen area country where the infection indicator is less than 150 people per 100 000 residents within the past 14 days. If the indicator is higher, the person must adhere to the 10-day movement restriction.


    Entering Estonia from outside the European Union, European Economic Area or Schengen area, for tourism, among other things, is allowed from countries listed in Annex 1 of the recommendation enacted by the Council of the European Union. The movement restriction applies if the infection indicator of a country listed in Annex 1 is higher than 75.


    The 10-day self-isolation and COVID-19 testing requirements are not applied to persons who have had the COVID-19 disease and no more than six months have passed since they were declared recovered by a doctor, or have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease and no more than a year have passed since the completion of the vaccination.

     

  • The period of movement restrictions can be reduced with two tests

     

    People may do the PCR test no more than 72 hours before arriving in Estonia or immediately after arriving in Estonia. The second test must be done no earlier than six days after doing the first test. The 10-day movement restriction can be ended early if the results of both tests were negative.

     

    From 1 July, people will be allowed to visit Estonia for up to 24 hours without the obligation to self-isolate on the condition that the person has been tested for the coronavirus with a PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in Estonia or an antigen RDT test 24 hours before arrival in Estonia and received a negative test result. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or are considered equivalent to a vaccinee do not need to be tested. Children under the age of 12 also do not need to be tested. 

     

    The requirements for the test certificate from the web page of corona testing »

     

  • Tallinn–Stockholm–Tallinn cruise

    From 11 June, leisure trips on the Tallinn–Stockholm–Tallinn route will be allowed again. However, the restrictions related to visiting Sweden must be taken into account, pursuant to which returning to Estonia may lead to self-isolation if the number of positive coronavirus tests per 100,000 inhabitants in Sweden is more than 150.

     

  • One-day tourism to Estonia

    From 1 July, people will be allowed to visit Estonia for up to 24 hours without the obligation to self-isolate on the condition that the person has been tested for the coronavirus with a PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in Estonia or an antigen RDT test 24 hours before arrival in Estonia and received a negative test result.

     

 

Last updated: 2 August 2021