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Current restrictions and recommendations

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Current restrictions 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 recommended to wear a mask in public indoor spaces and in public transport.

Wearing a mask is recommended in public indoor spaces and public transport. 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.

This mainly pertains to commercial and service establishments, museums, theatres, cinemas, but also public meetings, events etc. that gather together many people who do not come in daily contact with each other.


Keep a distance and disinfect your hands

Disinfect your hands regularly, and in crowded places try to keep a distance with people who you do not come in regular contact with.

Stay home when sick

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have to stay in quarantine at home or permanent place of stay at least five days (presuming that on the last day at least 24 hours have passed since the symptoms disappeared) starting from the occurrence of symptoms (or from a positive test result if there are no symptoms).


Stay in self-isolation if you are a close contact

It is recommended that close contacts who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the coronavirus within the past six months and who been in contact with a COVID positive person, stay in self-isolation for at least five days and monitor their health. It is especially important to avoid contacts with persons who belong in the coronavirus risk group (regardless of their vaccination status). If full isolation is not possible, wear a protective mask that covers your nose and mouth tightly.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:30

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No, wearing a protective mask is recommended in public transport, especially for 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.

Public transport employees

Public transport employees have to behave in accordance with the employer's risk analysis.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:39

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While using public transportation, follow these guidelines:

  • Wearing a protective mask is recommended, especially if you belong to a coronavirus risk group.
  • If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Do not touch handlebars 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.

Requirements for public transport employees

Public transport employees have to behave in accordance with the employer's risk analysis.

In employment relationships, the basis for the employee's use of personal protective equipment (including masks, a visor, a protective glass) and following other pre-emptive measures aimed at stopping the spread of the virus is the working environment risk analysis conducted by the particular employer.

Last updated: 07.05.2022 01:09

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The following recommendations apply in catering establishments:

Protective mask

It is recommended to wear mask in public indoor spaces. Preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. a FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator), which stops the transmission of the new coronavirus strains effectively.

Keep a distance and disinfect your hands

Disinfect your hands regularly, and in crowded places try to keep a distance with people who you do not come in regular contact with.

Requirements to the employees

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 employer. More information can be found from the Work Life Portal.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:35

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Adhere to the following recommendations in stores and commercial establishments in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus:

A protective mask is recommended

It is recommended to wear a protective mask in public 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 new coronavirus strains from spreading.

Keep a distance and disinfect your hands

Disinfect your hands regularly, and in crowded places try to keep a distance with people who you do not come in regular contact with.

Requirements for the employees

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 employer.

Last updated: 03.04.2022 23:22

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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. More information can be found from the Work Life Portal.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:33

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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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Wearing a protective mask is recommended It is recommended to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces, especially for 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 hair and beauty salons

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 employer (even if, for instance, a hairdresser has her own company and she is a renter in the space). More information can be found from the Work Life Portal.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:38

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Protective mask

Wearing a protective mask is recommended, especially for 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, hand hygiene

If possible, keep a distance, wash or disinfect your hands regularly.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:41

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It is recommended to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces and in public transport, especially for risk groups. It is also recommended to keep a reasonable distance, if possible, and to wash or disinfect hands regularly.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:43

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Wearing a protective mask is recommended It is not obligatory to wear a protective mask but a protective mask is recommended in crowded indoor spaces, especially for 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

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 employer.

Last updated: 16.09.2022 12:45

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