Travelling to Estonia - Estonian citizens and residents

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You should remember that although you may have your ticket, flights are still being cancelled or postponed. For this reason you should make sure that the flight will still take off and whether the schedule has changed.

You should also check whether any additional requirements have been introduced such as additional documents to prove test results for the virus for example.

You should be certain to make sure what the requirements for transit countries are. You can find this information from

On the day of the flight you should get to the airport early and be among the first to check in for the flight. No less important is whether you should remain in self-isolation after yo arrive in Estonia from where you are. You can find information on this from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Last updated: 27.08.2020 12:06

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If you are in the US with a visa, you have to fill out forms I-539 and I-912 (both can be found at [] with explanations as to why you could not leave in time. If the date of validity of your visa is about to expire in the coming days, you should contact the US Citizenship and Immigration Services []

Last updated: 27.08.2020 12:07

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First, contact your family and friends. If they cannot help you, you should contact your local government in Estonia.

If you cannot find a solution, call +372 5301 9999, but please remember that state support is only possible in cases of extreme emergency and any assistance is a loan, not a gift. Any money given to help you must be repaid within 90 days after you return to Estonia.

Last updated: 27.08.2020 12:09

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It is possible to travel to Estonia from the following third countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and New Zealand.

If any of these countries is "red" according to the orders in force in Estonia, a two week restriction on movement applies to arrivals from there.

Last updated: 19.10.2020 11:16

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Self-isolation is mandatory for everyone showing symptoms.

Self-isolation for individuals without any symptoms depends on the country from which they departed or countries through which they transited. Information on countries and self-isolation requirements for people arriving in Estonia can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If a person arrives from or transits through a country that is not listed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or is listed with red, they must remain in self-isolation.

As of September 1, people returning to Estonia from the countries with high COVID-19 risk will have the opportunity to take two tests which would allow them to self-isolate for less than 14 calendar days, if both tests come back negative. The condition is that upon entering Estonia, the person will immediately take the test for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19 disease, and this test result is negative. People are required to self-isolate in their place of residence or stay until they receive their test results. In the case of a negative test result, the person may go outside in the following cases:

  1. if they have received an order from a health care worker or a police officer to leave the place of residence or permanent stay;
  2. they leave their place of residence or permanent stay while directed to do so by a health care worker to receive health care services or in the event of an emergency which threatens the life or health of a person;
  3. if they fulfil immediate and unavoidable work obligations upon the decision of the employer or participate in an unavoidable family event and have taken at least one test for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19 disease after their arrival in Estonia, and the test results are negative.
  4. when they need to leave their place of residence or stay for an essential reason, while remaining nearby their residence.
  5. when they stay outdoors and avoid any contacts with other people.
  6. when they have signed a confirmation of compliance with the instructions and current requirements of the Health Board, confirming the obligation to comply with the above requirements.

The second test must be performed no earlier than the seventh day following the receipt of the previous test result. After finding out the negative result of the second test or the doctor has declared the person non-infectious, the obligation to isolate ends.

Last updated: 08.10.2020 11:32

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