Travel from Estonia allowed to ten countries, Baltics restriction-free ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Tallinn Airport.
Tallinn Airport. Source: Tallinn Airport

Starting in June, it is possible to travel to ten destinations from Tallinn Airport. Without adequate justification however, travellers from Estonia might not gain permission to enter the country and might have to comply with a two-week quarantine requirement.

Destinations from Tallinn Airport as of June 1 are Frankfurt, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Riga, Copenhagen, Oslo, Vienna, Vilnius, and Paris. Starting Thursday, regular flights to Berlin will also be made available.

Of the previously named destinations, only Riga and Vilnius are free to travel without any further restrictions.

Travellers to Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, France, and Switzerland need adequate justification to enter the country - a work permit, residence permit, or being a student in the country is mostly considered valid. If entry is permitted, travellers must also be quarantined indoors for 14 days.

Citizens of the European Union are freely allowed to travel to Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, and Italy for tourism purposes.

No restrictions are made for entering Sweden, but connections to the country are limited and Swedish citizens are not allowed to enter most countries without requiring a two-week quarantine.

The Estonian government decided in May that starting on June 1, travellers from 22 countries inside the Schengen area are allowed to enter the country without the quarantine requirement. Travelers from Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, Malta, and Spain are required to quarantine, however.

A representative of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) confirmed to ERR that there have been cases where travelers, whose justifications were not valid enough, have been sent back from the Estonian border.

If someone arrives in the port or airport and is not allowed entry due to travel restrictions, they will not be sent back to their home country, but rather the country from which they tried to enter Estonia from.

According to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there have been no reports of Estonians being sent back to Estonia because of travel restrictions.

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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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