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The restrictions in force and guidelines have to be followed in order to avoid the spread of the virus and getting infected, and to protect the life and health of people. The Government of the Republic, in cooperation with the Scientific Advisory Board, assesses the infection risk in the country weekly, and enacts or eases the measures according to the risk level.

More information on the coronavirus and the decisions and changes to the order of life related to it can be obtained from the state helpline 1247. +372 600 1247 when calling from abroad.


It is compulsory to wear a mask in public indoor spaces.

A mask must be worn in public indoor spaces, except in activities where it is not possible or reasonable (e.g. in doing direct sports, when coming in contact with water, as well as while eating and drinking at a restaurant).

It is not sufficient to cover one's nose and mouth with a scarf, collar, visor or any such object that is not meant to be used as a protective mask. A preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. an FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator) which effectively stops the coronavirus from spreading.

A mask is not compulsory for children under the age of 12. People for whom wearing a protective mask is medically contraindicated must present a relevant medical certificate to the checker.

This mainly pertains to commercial and service establishments, museums, theatres, cinemas, but also public meetings, events etc. Masks are also obligatory in the commonly used spaces of catering establishments, sports clubs and entertainment institutions and elsewhere where it is even remotely possible.


Public transport

A mask must be worn in public transport, including in trains and ferries. Children under the age of 12 do not have to wear a mask. People for whom wearing a protective mask is medically contraindicated must present a relevant certificate to the checker.


Commercial enterprises and service providers

It is compulsory to wear a mask in stores and service facilities (including hair and beauty salons). The service provider or trader has the right to admit a person who refuses to wear a protective mask to the service area.

Commercial and service enterprises must ensure the dispersion of people, the availability of disinfectants and that disinfection requirements are followed in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board.


A temporary restriction on opening hours between 23.00 and 06.00

There is a temporary night-time movement restriction in force in public indoor spaces, which means that all events and activities have to end by 23.00. For instance, nightclubs, bars and other entertainment and recreational facilities have to close their doors, but also cinemas, theatres and concert houses, museums and exhibition facilities. The restriction also applies to water parks, spas, pools etc. Different public events and sports competitions also have to end by 23.00.

The restriction does not apply to the opening times of stores and service areas of service providers, as well as selling food for takeaway at catering establishments.


Catering establishments

In catering establishments all customers at least 12 years and three months of age must present a valid COVID certificate proving vaccination or recovery, along with an identity document. Young people in the age bracket of 12 years and three months and 17 years (included) can dine on the premises with a negative test certificate as well. Suitable proofs are a PCR test done up to 72 hours earlier or an antigen-RTD test done up to 48 hours earlier at a health care service provider, or a self-administered rapid test done at a general pharmacy. Children under the age of 12 years and three months do not have to present a certificate or a negative test result.

Consuming on the premises is allowed only if the checking of the COVID certificates is ensured along with an identity document, and this applies even if the catering establishment is rented out, e.g. for birthdays, company parties or other private events. It is not necessary to present the certificate to buy food as takeaway or provide delivery services but in that case a mask must be worn.


Worship services

It is allowed to carry out public worship services and religious services in a way that up to 50 people may participate in them indoors (up to 100 outdoors) in places of worship or a 50% maximum occupancy requirement has to be observed. A mask must be worn. If the participation numbers exceed these limits, the infection risk status of people must be checked.

The exception does not extend to church concerts which fall under the requirements set to organising events.


Museums, exhibition venues

In museums and exhibition facilities all visitors at least 12 years and three months of age must present a valid COVID certificate proving vaccination or recovery, along with an identity document. You people in the age bracket of 12 years and three months and 17 years (included) can visit the premises with a negative test certificate as well. Suitable proofs are a PCR test done up to 72 hours earlier or an antigen-RTD test done up to 48 hours earlier at a health care service provider, or a self-administered rapid test done at a general pharmacy. Children under the age of 12 years and three months do not have to present a certificate or a negative test result.

COVID certificates along with an identity document must also be checked if the activity or event takes place at the location of service provision, e.g. if a gallery space or a museum hall is rented out for a private event.

Young people up to the age of 18 (included) and students turning 19 during the 2021/2022 academic year do not have to present a COVID certificate or a negative test result if they are visiting a museum or an exhibition venue for a curricular activity and students of only one class or group are participating in the visit.


Entertainment sector and public events

In the entertainment sector (including cinema, theatre, children's playrooms etc) it is obligatory for all customers who are at least 12 years and three months of age to present a valid COVID certificate proving vaccination or recovery, along with an identity document. Young people in the age bracket of 12 years and three months and 17 years (included) can enter with a negative test certificate as well. Suitable proofs are a PCR test done up to 72 hours earlier or an antigen-RTD test done up to 48 hours earlier at a health care service provider, or a self-administered rapid test done at a general pharmacy. Children under the age of 12 years and three months do not have to present a certificate or a negative test result.

COVID certificates along with an identity document must be checked even when the activity or event takes place in a place of service provision, for example a catering establishment in rented out or a theatre performance is ordered from a theatre.

Up to 1000 people may participate in events and activities indoors, and up to 2000 outdoors.


Informal education and doing sports

Generally, a valid COVID certificate proving vaccination or recovery, along with an identity document, has to be presented by all adults in order to participate, except for 18-19 year old youths who are still in school.

Students who are up to 18 years old or turning 19 during the 2021/2022 academic year do not have to present a COVID certificate or a negative test result in informal education and hobby activities, to do sports, train, and compete at sports competitions, provided that they are asymptomatic and studying at a general education or vocational school, as young people are testes several times a week at screening tests taking place in schools. Pre-school aged children are also not required to present a certificate.

Restrictions and requirements (e.g. mask wearing) at work

In employment relationships the basis for going to work and using personal protective equipment (e.g. a mask, a visor etc) is the risk analysis of the working environment. It is the task of the employer to evaluate the risks present in the working environment (including risks related to the spread of the virus), their effect on the health of the employee and, according to the results of the analysis, enact measures to lower the risks. As a preventative measure, the employer might, for instance, foresee in the risk analysis that the employees have to get vaccinated if it is necessary to safely perform their professional duties. It is also possible to use other relevant measures, for instance to obligate the employees to wear personal protective equipment (e.g. a mask). However, the Government of the Republic recommends distance work to everyone who has that option.


Those who are sick remain in quarantine

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are not allowed to leave their place of residence from diagnosis until being declared healthy. This also applies to the residents of shelters and safe houses who have to remain in place to quarantine.


Close contacts are in self-isolation for seven days

Close contacts who live with a COVID-19 positive person or have come in contact with him have to remain in self-isolation for seven days, except if they have been vaccinated, recovered from the disease within the past six months or equated to a vaccinated person (i.e. recovered from the disease and been vaccinated).

If a close contact with a virus carrier took place in a kindergarten or child care, general education school or vocational school, the children and youths who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from COVID-19 may stay in simplified quarantine.

Staying in self-isolation is also recommended for people who are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 but are living with a person who has been infected. In that case a person should stay home for at least seven days and do distance work if possible. If it is not possible to work from home, a family doctor will issue a certificate for sick leave and the person will receive health insurance benefits.

Last updated: 10.01.2022 01:53

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  • Vaccination, hand washing, keeping a distance in public spaces, and wearing a mask help to contain the spread of the virus.
  • Stay home if symptoms of any infection occur! Consult with the family doctor and head to testing at first opportunity. Read more about the testing opportunities on the web page of public testing, koroonatestimine.ee.
  • All members of the household, including those that have been vaccinated, have to stay home in isolation if a family member becomes infected with the coronavirus. A vaccinated close contact may open a certificate for sick leave, if necessary.
  • We recommend cancelling bigger parties and postpone more populous gatherings. The infection risk can be reduced with rapid testing. Read more about self-testing from the web page of the Health Board.
  • If you have not been vaccinated yet, give your close ones a gift and get vaccinated! If you have already been vaccinated but more than three months have passed since the course, get a third dose. With the Janssen vaccine, a booster dose can even be done only two months after vaccination.
  • Prefer spending time in open air to indoor gatherings. For instance, organize a nature hike with your friends.
  • Think through your trips. If possible, use e-channels for errands -- most services are accessible through the internet.
  • Plan your shopping for a time when there are fewer people in the stores. Wear a mask! It is possible to do your purchases online, contact free.

Last updated: 21.01.2022 00:34

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In order ot mitigate the rise in energy prices, the state has developed the following measures: compensation of electricity network fees and gas network fees to all consumers, and partial payment of electricity, gas and heating bills to households of up to average income.

Information on the compensation of energy costs can be found on the web page of the Ministry of Finance (in Estonian), that lists the conditions for applying, the relevant contacts at local governments, as well as answers to frequently asked questions (including separate instructions to apartment associations). Those who wish cana lso check from the compensation calculator whether it is possible for their family to get the compensation and in how large a sum.

Last updated: 12.01.2022 13:31

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Starting from February 1, the period of validity of the vaccination certificates of adults, confirming the completion of the initial course of vaccinations, is nine months instead of the current one year. More precisely: in order for the certificate to be valid, no more than 270 days may have passed since the completion of the initial course of vaccinations (i.e. the last shot that is not a booster dose).

The change pertains to all valid and new vaccination certificates (i.e. the vaccination certificate is valid for 9 months even if you have completed your initial course prior to February 1, 2022).

The initial course of vaccinations is considered completed after the administration of:

  • two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty
  • two doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine Vaxzevria
  • two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax
  • one dose of the JanssenCOVID-19 vaccine
  • one dose after recovery (the so-called equated to a vaccinated person, 1/1 on the certificate)

After a booster dose, the period of validity of the vaccination certificate is for now extended by a year in Estonia, starting from the date of receiving the booster dose.

NB! Those for whom the booster dose was a second dose have to renew their certificate at digilugu.ee in order for it to have a reference to the booster dose.

How to renew the certificate if the booster dose was your second dose?

  1. Log into the Patient Portal digilugu.ee with an ID card, Mobile ID or Smart ID
  2. Press the green button "EU digital COVID certificates" on the left
  3. Press the button "Start the creation of an EU digital COVID certificate"
  4. Choose a certificate from the drop down menu on the page (EU digital COVID vaccination certificate) and push the button "Continue"
  5. Save or print the certificate. An expired certificate will be automatically replaced in Digilugu.

Last updated: 21.01.2022 12:38

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No COVID certificate automatically renews itself after getting the so-called third shot, i.e. an additional or a booster dose. After an additional dose, you can create the new certificate yourself at the Patient Portal digilugu.ee and start using it.

If the additional dose is your third dose:

  • In Estonia you can start using the certificate immediately on the same day. If a problem occurs with using the certificate in the country, e.g. an orange error code comes up when going to a cafe, as k the checker to use the Estonian checking application (kontroll.digilugu.ee).

If the additional dose is your second dose (e.g. you have previously been vaccinated with Janssen or have recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of the vaccine):

  • The vaccination certificate will not be valid immediately. Depending on the vaccine, you can start to use the new certificate seven (Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty) or 14 (Moderna Spikevax) days after receiving the vaccine shot. Until then, you should use the previous valid COVID certificate.

Important: if the additional dose was your second dose and you created your certificate before February 1, 2022, you have to renew your certificate at the Patient Portal in order to receive a reference to the booster dose to it. Otherwise the checking applications could mistakenly consider the validity period of the certificate to be nine months instead of a year.

Using the additional and booster doses in other countries:

  • We recommend to initially take along both your previous and your new vaccination certificate when you go on a trip, as, depending on the country, a maximum protection waiting period of up to 14 days might apply after a third dose (even if this is a third dose). The old certificate does not become invalid when a new one is created but if you have created the certificate before October 20, 2021, we recommend creating and downloading that one again as well to make sure that foreign checking applications do not show an error notification.
  • Before going on a trip, make sure that your certificate meets the requirements of the destination and transit countries by using the Estonian checking application (after checking your certificate for the first time you can make sure that the certificate meets the requirements of other countries) and find out about other restrictions in force there as well. You can find the information from the web pages reisitargalt.vm.ee (in Estonian) and reopen.europa.eu.

Important: if you have created your vaccination certificate before October 20, 2021 and want to go on a trip, please renew it at the Patient Portal digilugu.ee, as its technical validity is about to run out. To do that, delete your old vaccination certificate and create a new certificate with the same data.

How to renew the certificate?

  1. Log into the Patient Portal digilugu.ee with an ID card, Mobile ID or Smart ID
  2. Press the green button "EU digital COVID certificates" on the left
  3. Press the button "Start the creation of an EU digital COVID certificate"
  4. Choose a certificate from the drop down menu on the page (EU digital COVID vaccination certificate) and push the button "Continue"
  5. Save or print the certificate. An expired certificate will be automatically replaced in Digilugu.

Last updated: 21.01.2022 13:09

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A vaccination appointment can be booked:

  • at the digital registry at http://www.digilugu.ee
  • by calling 1247 (every day between 08.00 and 20.00)
  • at a pharmacy: find a pharmacy closest to you and book an appointment at the web page vaktsineeriapteegis.ee (in Estonian)
  • by calling the registry of the local hospital or medical institution.

It is also possible to get immunised without prior registration in vaccination buses and vaccination points. You can find all the options in different towns and counties from the web page vaktsineeri.ee -- locations that have no prior booking requirement have a green label "without registration".

Within the limits of Tallinn, a group of at least ten adults have the option of ordering a vaccine ambulance for themselves. The service can be ordered by sending an e-mail to ltkhvak@keskhaigla.ee. The query must contain an address where the ambulance is ordered, a date, the desired time of day, the number of people who want to get vaccinated (10 at minimum) and their personal identification codes. The vaccination ambulance team will contact the person who submitted the order to agree upon the exact time.

The location of vaccination is not connected to a person's official place of residence: everyone can book an appointment and go to get vaccinated in an area suitable to them all across Estonia. A booking for a minor must be done by his legal representative.

In addition to hospitals and private health care service providers it is possible to get vaccinated at schools (more information: vaktsineeri.ee (in Estonian). The elderly and people in risk groups also continue to be vaccinated by family doctors.

Make certain to be on time for your vaccination appointment or let the vaccinating institution know at first chance if you will not be able to go to your agreed upon vaccination for some reason.

If you need further counselling on COVID-19 vaccinations, we recommend that you consult with your family doctor or call the Family Doctor's Advice Line 1220 or 634 66 30. The calls are answered by medical professionals 24/7. Advice is given in Estonian and Russian (advice in English every day between 15.00 and 17.00).

Last updated: 27.09.2021 19:05

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If you are COVID-19 positive or suspect that you have been infected, stay home if you have any kind of symptoms. Avoid contact with other people, follow hand and respiratory hygiene. If at all possible, have all essentials delivered to you at home contact free.

If you suspect that you have been infected with the coronavirus:

  • Contact your family doctor. The family doctor will evaluate the need for testing, give medical advice and will also start a certificate of incapacity for work or a certificate for care leave (the so-called certificate for sick leave). If you are unable to contact your family doctor, call the Family Doctor's Advice Line 1220 (634 66 30). The calls are answered by medical professionals 24/7, advice is given in Estonian and Russian (advice in English every day from 15.00 to 17.00).
  • If the family doctor decides that testing is necessary, you will be given a digital referral. Make sure that your family doctor has your correct phone number so that the testing centre could contact you.
  • Once the referral has been submitted, you can book a testing appointment for yourself. Adults get an SMS along with a link to the National Booking System to the phone number on the referral. In the online booking system of the testing centre you can identify yourself with an ID card or Mobile ID and book your own appointment (a parent is not able to book an appointment for their child through the National Booking System). If you do not wish to use the online registry system or the SMS does not reach you for some reason, wait for a call from the testing centre -- the testing centre is making calls in the order the referrals reached them. If the testing centre has not called within 48 hours, we ask that you turn to your family doctor to check that the referral exists and the phone number on the referral is correct. If the referral exists and the phone number on the referral is correct, call the testing call centre at 646 4848 (Monday to Friday 8-19, Saturday 10-16).
  • Go to testing on time and make sure to take an identity document with you -- you can give a nasopharyngeal sample only on the basis of a digital referral and an identification document. You should go to testing alone. Testing takes place on weekends and public holidays as well. More information about testing can be found on the web page of the Health Board.
  • After giving the sample, stay home and wait for the results. You will receive the results within two working days. If the result was positive, you will get a phone call and you can see the results yourself in the Patient Portal digilugu.ee.

Foreigners and people who do not have health insurance have to contact the nearest family health centre if they become symptomatic. If there is cause to suspect an upper respiratory virus (fever, dry cough, difficulties breathing), the patients are served regardless of whether they belong to the family doctor's list or not.

If you have COVID-19:

  • If your test result was positive, you have to remain in self-isolation at home. Follow the recommendations of the family doctor, you can also find advice on how to treat the coronavirus at home from the guidelines of the Health Board (in Estonian). If your health condition worsens suddenly, call 112.
  • Make sure to inform your close contacts. Close contacts must remain in self-isolation for 7 days if they have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (or more than a year has passed since the completion of the course of vaccinations) or recovered from the disease within the past six months. More specific instructions on how to determine close contacts can be found on the web page of the Health Board.
  • The Health Board will contact you at first chance to determine the circumstances of your infection. See the questions that the official will ask you -- if possible, think them through even before the Health Board's call.
  • If you are using the HOIA app, mark your infection in the app as well.
  • As an infected person you have to stay in self-isolation for at least ten days. You have to remain in a 10-day isolation even if the symptoms disappear in a few days. This will help to prevent the disease from spreading.
  • Recovery is decided by a doctor -- generally you are declared healthy if you have not had a fever for at least 72 hours and acute symptoms of the virus have receded.

If the results of your corona test were positive but you have no symptoms:

  • Stay home. Avoid contacts with other people and follow hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • If no symptoms appear, the isolation is ended after 10 days have passed since the positive test. The day of taking the test is considered Day 0. Isolation is ended by a doctor.
  • If symptoms appear during isolation, the isolation restarts from when the symptoms appeared and the patient is a symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 positive.

Last updated: 10.01.2022 00:57

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The immunoprophylaxis expert committee recommends administering an additional shot to adults (18+) when three months have passed since the completion of the initial course of vaccinations with the AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna vaccines, and two months with the Janssen vaccine. Check from the Patient Portal digilugu.ee when the correct time is for you to go get a booster dose and book an appointment, or just show up at a vaccination point where you can get vaccinated without prior registration.

For people with immunodeficiency, the booster dose means a fourth shot. People with immunodeficiency should consult their immunologist about the necessity of a booster dose.

The booster doses are administered with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty or the Moderna vaccine Spikevax regardless of what vaccine used in Estonia the person completed their course of vaccinations with earlier. In exceptional cases (for instance, an allergic reaction to the mRNA vaccine) it is also possible to use the Janssen vaccine for a booster dose. The maximum protection from the booster dose develops within two weeks of receiving the shot.

Those who have received a complementary dose (including an additional dose and a booster dose) have the same rights as people who have completed the course of vaccinations. In Estonia, the certificate is valid for a year after the so-called third shot. Read about creating COVID certificates after an additional dose .

Do I need to receive an additional shot if I have recovered from COVID-19 or have recovered and gotten vaccinated?

The immunoprophylaxis expert committee recommends that adults who have recovered from COVID-19 or have recovered and gotten vaccinated receive a booster dose five months after the last dose of the vaccine or recovery.

The recommended time of the booster dose can be calculated with the aid of the corona protection calculator: vaktsineeri.ee (in Estonian).

What are the most common side effects of a booster dose or a third shot?

The post-vaccination reactions are similar to the side effects of the second dose. Most of them are localised side effects, mild in their nature and pass within a few days. According to the current data they have occurred somewhat more frequently than after a second dose.

Last updated: 04.01.2022 22:25

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People who have been in close contact with an infected person have to stay home in self-isolation for seven days, unless they have completed the course of vaccinations (or completed the course of vaccinations and received a booster dose), recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months, or have been equated to a vaccinated person (i.e. recovered from the disease and been vaccinated). Remaining in self-isolation is also urgently recommended to people who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 but are living with a person who has been infected.

What to do if you are a close contact who has been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19?

The new variants of the coronavirus spread very quickly and people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 can get infected as well. A close contact within a family further increases the risk of getting infected and transmitting the disease. For that reason it is recommended that people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from the disease also remain in self-isolation if they have been in close contact within their family.

  • Stay in self-isolation for at least seven days. If there are no symptoms you can return to your regular order of life. If symptoms occur, do a PCR test.

  • Take out a certificate for sick leave for the self-isolation period if necessary. A family doctor can issue a certificate for sick leave if the patient is suspected of having an infectious disease dur to being a close contact.

  • During the certificate for sick leave period, the health insurance benefits are paid from the second day of sickness; the city of Tallinn also reimburses the first day of sickness to its residents.

  • If it is not possible to do distance work or take out a certificate for sick leave, do a rapid antigen test before leaving home.

What to do if you are a close contact who has not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19?

If you have not recovered from COVID-19 or been vaccinated, and are a close contact, you have to remain in self-isolation and stay home.

  • The obligatory self-isolation period is 7 days. The days are counted from when the close contact took place.
  • A person who has to stay in self-isolation is not allowed to go to work, school (except in the case of simplified quarantine), public places, or use public transport. It is obligatory to stay home (or at a permanent place of stay). Instead of visiting a store or a pharmacy, it is recommended to turn to your acquaintances or use the e-store to order the necessary goods. If you are ordering food and essentials to be delivered by a courier, avoid direct contact.
  • It is only allowed to leave home for an urgent need, for instance to go to the doctor or to buy essentials and medicines if a person cannot acquire them without leaving home.

If a close contact with a virus carrier took place in a kindergarten or child care, general education school or vocational school, the children and youths who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from COVID-19 have to stay in simplified quarantine.

Last updated: 18.01.2022 19:15

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The manufacturer has determined the intervals between administering the vaccine doses according to the results of clinical studies. The period prescribed by the manufacturer provides the highest efficacy of the vaccine, based on the results of the studies. For this reason it is important to administer the second dose at the prescribed time, generally no sooner than the summary of the vaccine properties suggests. For instance, if a person becomes ill and cannot go the get the second dose at the agreed upon time, the second dose can be administered later but preferably at first opportunity after recovery.

The interval between the two shots by vaccine:

  • the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine: 6 weeks (maximum protection is achieved 7 days after receiving the second dose)
  • the Moderna vaccine: 4 weeks (maximum protection is achieved 14 days after receiving the second dose)
  • the AstraZeneca vaccine: 12 weeks (maximum protection is achieved 15 days after receiving the second dose)

Last updated: 31.05.2021 09:53

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The state immunoprophylaxis expert committee recommends vaccinating people who have recovered from COVID-19 with one dose on the sixth month after recovery and consider the course of vaccinations completed with this. The committee recommends vaccinating with one dose even if more than six months have passed since recovery from COVID-19, in order to ensure long term protection. According to the calculations the member of the Scientific Council and the professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Tartu, Krista Fischer, did based on the infection indicators from July and August, those that have recovered from the disease and then gotten vaccinated, have a 20 times smaller chance of getting infected again.

If you have already received one dose of the vaccine before you got infected, the necessity of a second shot depends on the moment you fell ill:

  • if you got COVID-19 within two weeks of receiving the first dose, the recommendation is to administer one dose of the vaccine on the sixth month after recovery. After this the course of vaccinations is considered completed. Before receiving the second dose, if necessary, a person can prove their infection risk status with a COVID-19 recovery certificate which is valid if less than 180 days have passed since the positive test result (PCR test).
  • if you got COVID-19 more than two weeks after receiving the shot, it is no longer necessary to administer the second shot and the course of vaccinations is considered completed.

In both cases it should be kept in mind that the vaccination status does not change automatically on the digital COVID certificates, rather a certificate needs to be created again after the health care service provider has entered the information proving recovery (for instance, a positive PCR test result). If there are any questions about the information on the COVID certificate created, you can turn to the user support line of the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre +372 794 3943 (7.00 to 22.00) or from the e-mail abi@tehik.ee.

If there is an unavoidable need (due to travel restrictions in certain countries etc.) a doctor can administer a person who has recovered from COVID-19 a second dose as well if the person wishes (the minimum time between the two doses is the interval determined in the summary of vaccine properties).

Last updated: 27.10.2021 16:49

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It is obligatory to behave in accordance with the risk analysis of the employer.

If the employer has, in the working environment risk analysis, come to the conclusion that the risks related to the spread of the virus have been lowered sufficiently with the use of other personal protective equipment, e.g. a visor or a protective glass, the employer does not have to wear a protective mask.

If the risk analysis has established that wearing a protective mask is necessary to safely perform the professional duties, the employee is obligated to wear a mask.

It is the task of the employer to assess the risks present in the working environment (including risks related to the spread of the virus), their effect on the health of the employee, and enact measures to lower the risks, in accordance with the results of the analysis. If it is necessary to carry out professional duties safely, the employer's risk analysis might also foresee the vaccination of employees, regular testing, reorganisation of work etc. in addition to using personal protective equipment as pre-emptive measures.

More information on lowering the risks during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in the Tööelu (Work Life) portal (in Estonian).

Last updated: 23.10.2021 12:04

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Information about entry conditions to other countries can be found on the Reisi Targalt website (in Estonian).

When travelling, it is recommended to adhere to the following principles:

  • before planning a trip, check the information about the infection rate of the country of destination on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • you can find out about travel restrictions in the destination country from the Reisi Targalt website (in Estonian), the European Union ReOpen portal, and in more detail from a foreign representation of the destination country;
  • register your trip on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Reisi Targalt website, so we could inform you about possible crises;
  • follow the recommendations of the Health Board for a safe flight, if you get symptoms, postpone your trip and contact your family doctor;
  • purchase travel insurance and familiarise yourself with all the conditions (including for any travel disruptions caused by COVID-19);
  • when crossing the border, it is obligatory to fill out a declaration which can also be done electronically. The declaration can be filled out 24 hours before arrival in Estonia: iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee. Please hold on to the notification letter that you receive on your e-mail after you have filled out the form! The declarations can still also be filled out on paper, which you can find here (.docx in Estonian).
  • follow the instructions of local authorities in the country of stay and find out about possible new restrictions.
  • follow the rules in force in Estonia when returning from your trip, contact your family doctor in case of suspicion of the virus.
  • Any country may change the conditions for entry and stay in the country with a very short notice. For more detailed information on the conditions of the country of destination, we recommend contacting the foreign representation or authorities of the relevant country.

More information on the coronavirus and movement restrictions from the state information line 1247 (+372 600 1247 when calling from abroad).

Last updated: 10.05.2021 13:10

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).