Charter flight for Ukrainian workers to arrive on Tuesday

Plane landing at Tallinn Airport (photo is illustrative).
Plane landing at Tallinn Airport (photo is illustrative). Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

The Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce (EPKK) organized a charter flight from Kyiv in order to bring Ukrainian workers to Estonia. The flight is scheduled for next Tuesday and will bring 170 workers to the country to work in agriculture.

Vahur Tõnissoo, board member at EPKK, told ERR that workers on the charter flight will mostly work in animal husbandry and horticulture.

Tõnissoo said: "The principle is that when the plane lands, employers have to meet their employees and a trip to an Estonian testing lab is next."

He added that the employees have to be taken to their accomodation and be quarantined there for 14 days.

Another test has to be conducted after the quarantine and only after a negative test then, the employee can begin working. If an employee gives a negative test however, they must stay in quarantine and be in contact with a local general physician.

Tõnissoo said the quarantine requirement is reasonable, but it does create questions if the employee is not in contact with anyone else.

He said that many Ukrainian workers waited eagerly for their return to Estonia and the workers arriving on July 21 should be able to start working in the first week of August.


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