Paper tickets cannot be purchased from the driver on public transport in Tallinn until August 31, the city government said on Wednesday. Tickets can still be purchased by phone or contactless card.
"By ending ticket sales from the public transport manager, drivers will be able to focus on their main work and stay on schedule better," explained Deputy Mayor Andrei Novikov.
"Since a large number of foreign tourists are unlikely to come to the capital this summer, it is time to test when the driver of the public transport no longer sells tickets," he noted.
Tallinn has a ticketing system which allows passengers to buy e-tickets for all forms of public transport. Tickets with a contactless bank card or QR code via phone from the validator at the front door.
It is also possible to buy a paper QR-ticket from ticket vending machines at the bus station, port terminals and the airport.
During the emergency situation anyone could use Tallinn's public transport for free, not just residents as usual. Fees were introduced again on June 1 alongside a new summertime timetable.
Editor: Helen Wright