Travelling to Estonia – foreigners

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As of June 1, the Estonian borders were re-opened for people arriving from European countries. People can enter the country, and do not have the obligation to stay at home, if:

  • they are arriving from the European Union Member State, a Schengen area country, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • they have no symptoms of the disease.
  • they have stayed in the European Union Member State or a Schengen Area country, or in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland where in the past 14 days the coronavirus infection rate is no more than 15 persons per 100,000 inhabitants.

Statistical information on the infection rate of the previous 14 days per 100 000 inhabitants are published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website every Friday and is valid for the next seven days as of the following Monday. People are allowed to enter Estonia and do not have to remain in quarantine if they have no symptoms of the disease and if they enjoyed this right previously, such as:

  • persons directly involved with transporting goods or raw materials, including loading of goods or raw materials.

  • employees at a foreign diplomatic representation or a consular office, or their family members, or foreign nationals arriving to Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation.

  • persons providing health care services or other services necessary for solving the emergency situation.

  • persons directly involved in the international carriage of goods or passengers, including crew members serving on an international means of transport and persons performing repairs, warranty, or maintenance services on a means of transport.

  • serving groups of passengers, and directly involved in the provision of passenger transport services.

  • persons providing services to groups of passengers, and directly involved in passenger service provision.

  • persons whose purpose of arrival in Estonia is to ensure the performance of an essential service.

  • persons whose arrival in Estonia is related to the maintenance, repair, warranty or information and communication technology of equipment of an enterprise operating in Estonia, where this is necessary to ensure the operation of the enterprise.

  • persons who have been granted special authorisation to enter.

  • As regards to persons who do not fall within the exceptions mentioned in the Order by the Government of the Republic, it is still possible to allow crossing the border on the basis of a specific request to be submitted to the Police and Border Guard Board at e-mail: ppa@politsei.ee. The application form can be found here: https://www.politsei.ee/et/juhend/eriolukord.

Restrictions still apply to foreign nationals wishing to enter Estonia from outside the European Union, the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Last updated: 09.06.2020 14:36

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As of June 1, the Estonian borders were re-opened for people arriving from European countries. People can enter the country, and do not have the obligation to stay at home, if:

  • they are arriving from the European Union Member State, a Schengen area country, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • they have no symptoms of the disease.

  • they have stayed in the European Union Member State or a Schengen Area country, or in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland where in the past 14 days the coronavirus infection rate is no more than 15 persons per 100,000 inhabitants.

Statistical information on the infection rate of the previous 14 days per 100 000 inhabitants are published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website every Friday and is valid for the next seven days as of the following Monday.

People are allowed to enter Estonia and do not have to remain in quarantine if they have no symptoms of the disease and if they enjoyed this right previously, such as:

  • persons directly involved with transporting goods or raw materials, including loading of goods or raw materials.

  • employees at a foreign diplomatic representation or a consular office, or their family members, or foreign nationals arriving to Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation.

  • persons providing health care services or other services necessary for solving the emergency situation.

  • persons directly involved in the international carriage of goods or passengers, including crew members serving on an international means of transport and persons performing repairs, warranty, or maintenance services on a means of transport.

  • serving groups of passengers, and directly involved in the provision of passenger transport services.

  • persons providing services to groups of passengers, and directly involved in passenger service provision.

  • persons whose purpose of arrival in Estonia is to ensure the performance of an essential service.

  • persons whose arrival in Estonia is related to the maintenance, repair, warranty or information and communication technology of equipment of an enterprise operating in Estonia, where this is necessary to ensure the operation of the enterprise.

  • persons who have been granted special authorisation to enter.

  • As regards to persons who do not fall within the exceptions mentioned in the Order by the Government of the Republic, it is still possible to allow crossing the border on the basis of a specific request to be submitted to the Police and Border Guard Board at e-mail: ppa@politsei.ee. The application form can be found here: https://www.politsei.ee/et/juhend/eriolukord.

Restrictions still apply to foreign nationals wishing to enter Estonia from outside the European Union, the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Last updated: 09.06.2020 13:43

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If this foreign national has the right of residency in Estonia, i.e. they have registered their place of residency in the Estonian population register and they have an Estonian ID card, there should be no problem with his entry into Estonia.

As of June 1, the Estonian borders were re-opened for people arriving from European countries. People can enter the country, and do not have the obligation to stay at home, if:

  • they are arriving from the European Union Member State, a Schengen area country, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • they have no symptoms of the disease.

  • they have stayed in the European Union Member State or a Schengen Area country, or in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland where in the past 14 days the coronavirus infection rate is no more than 15 persons per 100,000 inhabitants.

Statistical information on the infection rate of the previous 14 days per 100 000 inhabitants are published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website every Friday and is valid for the next seven days as of the following Monday.

People are allowed to enter Estonia and do not have to remain in quarantine if they have no symptoms of the disease and if they enjoyed this right previously, such as:

  • persons directly involved with transporting goods or raw materials, including loading of goods or raw materials.
  • employees at a foreign diplomatic representation or a consular office, or their family members, or foreign nationals arriving to Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation.
  • persons providing health care services or other services necessary for solving the emergency situation.
  • persons directly involved in the international carriage of goods or passengers, including crew members serving on an international means of transport and persons performing repairs, guarantee or maintenance services on a means of transport.
  • serving groups of passengers, and directly involved in the provision of passenger transport services.
  • persons providing services to groups of passengers, and directly involved in passenger service provision.
  • persons whose purpose of arrival in Estonia is to ensure the performance of an essential service.
  • persons whose arrival in Estonia is related to the maintenance, repair, warranty or information and communication technology of equipment of an enterprise operating in Estonia, where this is necessary to ensure the operation of the enterprise.
  • persons who have been granted special authorisation to enter.

As regards to persons who do not fall within the exceptions mentioned in the Order by the Government of the Republic, it is still possible to allow crossing the border on the basis of a specific request to be submitted to the Police and Border Guard Board at e-mail: ppa@politsei.ee. The application form can be found here: https://www.politsei.ee/et/juhend/eriolukord.

Restrictions still apply to foreign nationals wishing to enter Estonia from outside the European Union, the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Last updated: 09.06.2020 13:43

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As of June 1, the Estonian borders were re-opened for people arriving from European countries. People can enter the country, and do not have the obligation to stay at home, if:

  • they are arriving from the European Union Member State, a Schengen area country, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • they have no symptoms of the disease.
  • they have stayed in the European Union Member State or a Schengen Area country, or in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland where in the past 14 days the coronavirus infection rate is no more than 15 persons per 100,000 inhabitants.

Statistical information on the infection rate of the previous 14 days per 100 000 inhabitants are published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website every Friday and is valid for the next seven days as of the following Monday.

People are allowed to enter Estonia and do not have to remain in quarantine if they have no symptoms of the disease and if they enjoyed this right previously, such as:

  • persons directly involved with transporting goods or raw materials, including loading of goods or raw materials.

  • employees at a foreign diplomatic representation or a consular office, or their family members, or foreign nationals arriving to Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation.

  • persons providing health care services or other services necessary for solving the emergency situation.

  • persons directly involved in the international carriage of goods or passengers, including crew members serving on an international means of transport and persons performing repairs, guarantee or maintenance services on a means of transport.

  • persons providing services to groups of passengers, and directly involved in passenger service provision.

  • persons whose purpose of arrival in Estonia is to ensure the performance of an essential service.

  • persons whose arrival in Estonia is related to the maintenance, repair, warranty or information and communication technology of equipment of an enterprise operating in Estonia, where this is necessary to ensure the operation of the enterprise.

  • persons who have been granted special authorisation to enter.

As regards to persons who do not fall within the exceptions mentioned in the Order by the Government of the Republic, it is still possible to allow crossing the border on the basis of a specific request to be submitted to the Police and Border Guard Board at e-mail: ppa@politsei.ee. The application form can be found here: https://www.politsei.ee/et/juhend/eriolukord.

Restrictions still apply to foreign nationals wishing to enter Estonia from outside the European Union, the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Last updated: 09.06.2020 14:36

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The answer is no.

Last updated: 02.04.2020 13:55

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Yes, you are allowed to enter.

Last updated: 08.05.2020 23:04

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As a student at a University in Estonia they have the residence permit, and right to return to Estonia.

Last updated: 08.05.2020 23:14

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Yes, starting from May 15, the freedom of movement between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania has been restored to the citizens and residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Last updated: 15.05.2020 14:25

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There are no derogations for crossing the Estonian-Russian border and persons crossing the border must take into account the 14-day movement restriction in both Estonia and Russia. It is not possible to commute to work and back across the border.

Last updated: 02.04.2020 15:49

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No. The order of the Russian Government does not provide for any exceptions of the admission requirements and consequently there is no specific authority to apply for.

Last updated: 08.05.2020 23:09

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A person coming from abroad should definitely not go into isolation to where their grandparent lives. This person should find a place to stay at a hotel or find a place with the help of friends and family in Estonia to stay for 14 days, if possible. Currently no private-sector accommodation establishments have expressed their willingness to accommodate people obliged to stay in isolation (either for free, or for a charge).

Last updated: 02.04.2020 15:50

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It means both the lack of transport options and the closure of national borders for transit.

Last updated: 06.05.2020 12:23

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Foreigners can use Estonia as a transport corridor to get to their home country if they have shown no signs of being infected with coronavirus.

People who are showing signs of illness should get help in the country where they are at that moment.

Last updated: 05.05.2020 12:57

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Anybody who enters Estonia is subject to a restriction of movement for 14 days, and the person is prohibited from leaving their place of residence or permanent stay within 14 days of arrival in Estonia. During the established 14-day movement restriction, the person cannot also leave the country.

It is important to remember that commuting across the border is not allowed.

Last updated: 01.05.2020 22:32

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