Coronavirus testing starts at Tallinn Airport

Voluntary testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) started at Tallinn Airport on Tuesday.

All travelers arriving from countries with a high risk of infection will be allowed to take a coronavirus test if desired. A 14-day period of isolation is still required for most travelers even after a test.

What does quarantine really mean?

The Police and Border Guard Board's (PPA) definition of what a 14-day quarantine period is and what the rules are, is published below:

"It means that a person may not leave his or her place of residence within 14 days, except on the instructions of a healthcare professional or a police officer, or for unavoidable reasons.

"For instance, you may leave home if your life is in danger or you need medical attention, to renew your food supplies, purchase essentials or medicines. In all these cases, you must avoid contact with other people.

"Therefore, you must not go to work or too crowded hiking trails. However, you can, for instance, go running or cycling if you do so without coming into contact with others."

For more information visit the Police and Border Guard Board's website.

Medical staff at Tallinn Airport. Source: Eero Pärgmäe/Tallinna Lennujaam


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Editor: Helen Wright

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