From Monday, passengers from six European Union countries will need to quarantine upon entry to Estonia. Poland has been removed from the Ministry of Foreign Affair's list and Luxembourg added.
From June 29, travelers entering Estonia from Sweden, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Romania, Bulgaria and Luxembourg must under go a 14-day period of isolation.
For passengers arriving from the rest of the world, mandatory self-isolation still currently applies.
Self-isolation is not required for passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Croatia, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Norway, Poland, France, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Hungary, if they have spent 14 days in these countries shortly before coming to Estonia.
The compulsory self-isolation for people arriving in Estonia depends on whether the relative coronavirus infection rate in their country of departure.
This means that no more than 15 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants are diagnosed in the passenger's country of departure in the previous 14 days. Anyone arriving in Estonia from a country with a higher infection rate must self-isolate for two weeks on arrival.
The list of countries and their infection rates is published below, countries bolded up are above the no-quarantine rate:
- Austria 5,2
- Belgium 11,2
- Bulgaria 19,0
- Croatia 5,7
- Czechia 9,2
- Cyprus 1,4
- Denmark 10,4
- Finland 1,9
- France 8,9
- Germany 8,2
- Greece 2,2
- Hungary 0,9
- Iceland 6,7
- Ireland 3,4
- Italy 6,1
- Latvia 0,9
- Liechtenstein 0,0
- Lithuania 2,0
- Luxembourg 15,8
- Malta 6,3
- Netherlands 9,7
- Norway 3,7
- Poland 13,0
- Portugal 44,2
- Romania 21,3
- Slovakia 1,6
- Slovenia 2,8
- Spain 9,1
- Sweden 154,5
- Switzerland 4,4
- United Kingdom 24,4
Information about countries and requirements is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.
When travelling, the Ministry of Foreign Affair's advises keeping the following in mind:
- Before planning your trip, please consult the Foreign Ministry website for the infection rate in your planned country of destination;
- Stay up to date with possible travel restrictions in your destination – please consult the Reisi Targalt website, the ReOpen portal of the European Union, and, if necessary, contact the foreign mission of the country of destination for details;
- Register your trip at the Foreign Ministry's Reisi Targalt website to allow us to notify you of potential travel restrictions;
- Follow the recommendations of the Estonian Health Board for a safe flight to protect your health and that of others – if you show symptoms, please postpone your trip and contact your GP;
- Obtain travel insurance and carefully read the conditions of your insurance (including for travel interruptions caused by COVID-19);
- At your destination, follow the instructions of local authorities and keep up to date with possible new restrictions;
- On your return, follow the rules introduced in Estonia, monitor your health, and if you suspect you have been infected with the virus, contact your GP.
We would like to highlight that countries can change their conditions for entry and stay at short notice. We recommend contacting the representation or the relevant authorities of the country of destination for more detailed information on conditions.
Editor: Helen Wright