Government extends quarantine regulation order for coronavirus patients

Estonia's coat of arms.
Estonia's coat of arms. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

The government renewed quarantine requirements for patients diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) and those living with them or staying in the same residence until September 30, 2020.

As before, a COVID-19 patient is prohibited from leaving their place of residence or permanent residence from the time the disease is diagnosed until he or she recovers. The only exception is if given permission by a health care professional or police officer or in the event of a life-endangering emergency.

The place of residence or permanent residence is also considered to be the provision of asylum and shelter services.

A close contact living with a patient or permanently in the same place of residence may leave the place of residence to a limited extent only if he or she has no signs of illness and is a healthcare professional or public official performing his or her duties. They must closely observe their health to prevent the possible spread of an infectious disease.

The close contact may also leave home to obtain essentials for daily living if this is not otherwise possible, and to stay outdoors if he or she takes all measures to prevent the spread of a possible infectious disease.

Quarantine rules for people entering Estonia from outside of the European Union can be found here.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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