The Government of Estonia has decided that there will be no travel exceptions applicable to travellers arriving from Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland from April 5, 2021.
People travelling to Estonia from Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland will be subject to the same requirements as those coming from other European countries. This means that from 5 April, all people who cross the Estonian state border must self-isolate for 10 days. People who have recovered from the coronavirus in the last six months or who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are exempt from self-isolation and testing.
Similar to travelling from other countries, the 10-day self-isolation period can be shortened by testing. This requires two negative coronavirus tests, one taken up to 72 hours before arrival and the second no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test.
The order establishes the possibility to return to the country from which the person came to Estonia before the end of the self-isolation period if the reason for the trip is unavoidable work, study, or family event.
The exception are made to asymptomatic persons whose place of residence is in the administrative territory of the local authorities of Valga in the Republic of Estonia or Valka in the Republic of Latvia and who cross the state border between the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia on the condition that they will not go beyond the borders of the administrative territory of the local authorities of Valga and Valka, respectively.
Testing is mandatory for cross-border workers entering Estonia from a European Union member state with an infection rate above 150. Anyone entering Estonia from a European Union member state with an infection rate above 150 can perform urgent duties if they produce a certificate confirming a negative result of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. They can take the test on entry when arriving in Estonia, however, they must then self-isolate until they get their test result. When not performing urgent duties, it is mandatory to remain in limited self-isolation. The individual can also return to the country from which they arrived in Estonia on the condition that they have taken a test within 72 hours of their departure from Estonia and the result is negative.
Estonian residents working in a neighbouring European Union country with an infection rate above 150 must self-isolate upon arrival in Estonia. If they have taken a COVID-19 test with a negative result within 72 hours, they can perform urgent duties and attend important family events. The individual can also return to the country from which they arrived in Estonia on the condition that they have taken a test within 72 hours of their departure and the result is negative.
Testing is not mandatory if the individual has recovered from COVID-19 and has been declared healthy by a doctor up to six months before arrival, or if they have completed a COVID-19 vaccination programme and the completion date remains within six months.
- Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel.
- Please call the national helpline 1247 (+372 600 1247 when calling from abroad) for additional information on the coronavirus and restriction on the freedom of movement.
- More detailed information can be found on the Ministry’s website – https://vm.ee/en/news/information-countries-and-quarantine-rules-passengers-arriving-europe