Arrivals from 10 European countries subject to quarantine

Traveler. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

Based on coronavirus infection rates, starting from Monday, July 20, a two-week self-isolation requirement will apply to people arriving in Estonia from Sweden, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Luxembourg, Iceland, Spain, San Marino and Andorra.

Beginning next week, self-isolation will not be compulsory for passengers arriving from the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Norway, Poland, France, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark and Hungary.

Additionally, based on Council of the European Union recommendations, Estonia's borders are open to 14 countries outside the EU, i.e. third countries, that have a low infection rate: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Self-isolation is mandatory for everyone showing symptoms. Self-isolation for individuals without symptoms depends on from which country they began their trip or which countries they transited. If they departed from or transited a country with a coronavirus infection rate above 16, they must self-isolate for two weeks on their arrival in Estonia.

The updated list, including reported coronavirus rate per 100,000, as published by the foreign affairs ministry is as follows (travelers from states in bold would need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Estonia):

  • Andorra (28.5)
  • Austria (14.6)
  • Belgium (13.0)
  • Bulgaria (39,2)
  • Croatia (27.5)
  • Czech Republic (13.4)
  • Cyprus (2.7)
  • Denmark (5.3)
  • Finland (0.9)
  • France (11.4)
  • Germany (6.2)
  • Greece (4.6)
  • Hungary (1.2)
  • Iceland (17.9)
  • Ireland (4.2)
  • Italy (4.6)
  • Latvia (3.0)
  • Liechtenstein (5.2)
  • Lithuania (2.8)
  • Luxembourg (116.1)
  • Malta (0.9)
  • Netherlands (5.5)
  • Norway (2.1)
  • Poland (10.3)
  • Portugal  (48.9)
  • Romania (37.7)
  • San Marino (47.2)
  • Slovakia (4.0)
  • Slovenia (11.0)
  • Spain (17,8)
  • Sweden (61,8)
  • Switzerland (15.3)
  • United Kingdom (13.0)

Information about countries and requirements can be found on the ministry's website.

The cumulative number of new cases per 100,000 people has been at 1.9 for the last two weeks in Estonia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs nonetheless urges people avoid traveling, except to European countries where there have been 16 or fewer infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and that are on the list of countries from which people arriving in Estonia are not required to self-isolate.


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