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A protective mask is recommended

It is recommended to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces, especially by risk groups. 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.

Dispersion

Try to keep reasonable distance, and wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

Requirements for the employees of entertainment establishments

It is obligatory to behave in accordance with the results of the risk analysis of the employer. In employment relationships, the basis for going to work, the requirements regarding the use of personal protective equipment and other control measures of the spread of the virus (including the presenting of COVID certificates, testing, mask wearing etc.) is the working environment risk analysis conducted by the specific employer.

Last updated: 04.04.2022 23:08

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Dispersion is not the 2+2 rule but a guidance to keep a safe distance with each other at in a public indoor space or at an activity taking place outdoors. A public indoor space is a room that can be entered by anyone (this also includes public transport).

Close contacts between people who are not usually together increase the probability of the virus spreading.

Last updated: 07.06.2022 12:45

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There are no restrictions in museums and exhibitions.

A protective mask is recommended

  • Risk groups are recommended to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces. 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.

Dispersion

  • Try to keep reasonable distance, and wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

Requirements for the employees of museums and exhibition facilities

It is obligatory to behave in accordance with the results of the risk analysis of the employer. In employment relationships, the basis for going to work, the requirements regarding the use of personal protective equipment and other control measures of the spread of the virus (including the presenting of COVID certificates, testing, mask wearing etc.) is the working environment risk analysis conducted by the specific employer.

The same rules apply to museums and exhibition venues, at events (including a theatre performance, a cinema showing, a concert, a conference etc) and at the provision entertainment services.

Last updated: 07.06.2022 15:17

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A protective mask is recommended

It is recommended to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces, especially by risk groups. 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.

Dispersion

Try to keep reasonable distance, and wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

Requirements for the employees of entertainment establishments

It is obligatory to behave in accordance with the results of the risk analysis of the employer. In employment relationships, the basis for going to work, the requirements regarding the use of personal protective equipment and other control measures of the spread of the virus (including the presenting of COVID certificates, testing, mask wearing etc.) is the working environment risk analysis conducted by the specific employer.

The same rules apply in saunas, spas, water parks and swimming pools; at public meetings and events (including theatre, cinema, concert, performance, conference); at entertainment services.

Last updated: 04.04.2022 23:11

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A protective mask is recommended

It is recommended to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces, especially by risk groups. 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.

Dispersion

Keep reasonable distance, if possible, and wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

Requirements for the employees of libraries

In employment relationships, the basis for going to work, the requirements regarding the use of personal protective equipment and other control measures of the spread of the virus (including the presenting of COVID certificates, testing, mask wearing etc.) is the working environment risk analysis conducted by the specific employer.

Last updated: 04.04.2022 23:03

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Protective mask

All participants over the age of 12 have to wear a mask. A scarf, a tube scarf, a collar, a visor or any other object that is not clearly meant to be worn as a protective mask do not count as a 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.

Dispersion

In public indoor spaces it is important ensure dispersion, availability of disinfectants and the following of disinfection rules in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board.

Last updated: 14.03.2022 23:13

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The digital check of COVID certificates containing a QR code helps to make sure of their authenticity and validity. The web page kontroll.digilugu.ee allows checking the authenticity of the certificate and whether it meets the requirements currently in force in Estonia. The person doing the check will be displayed three colours: green (the certificate is valid), orange (the information on the certificate does not meet requirements in force in Estonia or needs clarification), and red (technical error and/or the certificate is not valid).

The checking application shows whether:

  • the course of vaccination has been completed (1/1, 2/2, for the booster dose 3/3, 2/1)
  • at least 14 days have passed since the last vaccination, or at least 7 days if the vaccine used was the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty
  • the period that has passed since the last shot is no more than nine months from the initial course of vaccinations or a year since the booster dose for adults, or without a term for minors (under 18 years of age)
  • the sample for the PCR test with a negative result has been taken within the past 72 hours
  • the sample for the rapid test with a negative result has been taken within the past 48 hours
  • the sample of the PCR test or a rapid antigen test with a positive result has been taken more than 11 days and no more than 180 days ago (i.e. whether the person has recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months)

Detailed instructions for checking the certificate can be found on the web page tehik.ee (in Estonian).

Last updated: 08.06.2022 09:18

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Yes. It is not obligatory to check vaccination certificates in Estonia (starting from March 15, 2022).

Last updated: 15.03.2022 11:44

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Recovery from the disease is sufficient to prove one does not pose an infection risk if less than 180 days have passed since receiving a positive test result (a PCR test or a rapid antigen test meant for professional use, done at a health care service provider). This means that a COVID-19 recovery certificate is valid for six months.

Once the recovery certificate is about to expire, it would be wise to get vaccinated: 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 who have recovered from the disease and then gotten vaccinated have a 20 times smaller chance of getting infected again.

The recommendation is to vaccinate people who have recovered from the coronavirus with one dose on the sixth month after recovery. After this, the course of vaccination can be considered completed and a vaccination certificate becomes valid after maximum protection is achieved. The time that it takes to achieve maximum protection is different for different vaccines: Pfizer BioNTech Comirnaty 7 days after the second dose, Spikevax (Moderna) 14 days after the second dose, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) 15 days after the second dose, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) 14 days after the first dose.

It is worth noting that the status on the digital COVID certificates does not change automatically. The certificate has to be created again once the health care service provider has entered the new information to the Patient Portal digilugu.ee. If you have any questions about the information on the created COVID certificate, you can get assistance from the user support line of the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre +372 794 3943 (from 7.00 to 22.00) or from the e-mail abi@tehik.ee.

Last updated: 18.03.2022 22:16

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Yes, it is.

The yellow immunisation passport is issued at the request of a person by a family doctor or some other medical worker carrying out vaccinations. If a person already has an immunisation passport and he wishes to prove his vaccination status with it later, he should bring it along to the vaccination. In that case, the person carrying out the vaccination can make a corresponding note in the passport. People who have been vaccinated abroad can also prove their vaccination status with the immunisation passport.

Among other things, the passport contains the disease against which the immunisation was administered, the date of immunisation, immune preparation that was used, the lot number of it, and the number of doses administered, also the name and other data of the immuniser.

Last updated: 07.08.2021 19:05

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It is not. Starting from March 15, 2022 it is no longer obligatory to check COVID certificates for participating at events and in various activities.

Last updated: 15.03.2022 11:46

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In Estonia this period is different for different vaccines. The maximum protection is considered achieved according to the manufacturer's instructions

  • 15 calendar days after the second vaccine dose for the AstraZeneca vaccine Vaxzevria
  • 14 calendar days after the single vaccine dose for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 14 calendar days after the second vaccine shot for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • 7 calendar days after the second vaccine shot for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine Nuvaxovid
  • 7 calendar days after the second vaccine dose for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty

If new COVID-19 vaccines come to the market, the period they take to achieve maximum protection is determined according to the particular manufacturer's instructions. If a person has recovered from the disease and has been vaccinated with one dose, the maximum protection is considered to have been achieved by the abovementioned deadlines.

Last updated: 09.05.2022 19:25

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Children 12 years of age and older have to wear a protective mask in public indoor spaces, except in cases where the activity does not allow this (e.g. in doing direct sports, when coming in contact with water, during eating and drinking etc). A preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. a FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator) which effectively keeps the delta strain of the coronavirus from spreading. A scarf, a tube scarf, a collar, a visor or any other object clearly not meant to be used as a protective mask do not count as a mask.

An event is to be attended only when healthy. People who are sick, symptomatic, or in self-isolation have to stay home.

Last updated: 14.03.2022 23:29

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The event does not need to be approved by the Health Board but they will definitely give advice and instructions on how to hold it and ensure safety.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:13

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The activities of all law enforcement bodies can be challenged or contested in court. In case of questions or a need to specify, both an entrepreneur and a private person always have the option of pre-emptively turning to the state helpline 1247 or writing to covid19@mkm.ee.

Last updated: 22.10.2021 21:51

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