Updated information about restrictions on movement for passengers arriving in Estonia from 15 January 2021 onwards

On 14 January, the Government of Estonia updated the measures regarding entry to Estonia and self-isolation by: 1) raising the infection rate limit beyond which self-isolation on arrival in Estonia is mandatory to 150 and 2) establishing the procedure for testing passengers before and after their arrival in Estonia from high-risk countries. The full text of the order with an explanatory statement is available on the https://www.kriis.ee website.

From Friday 15 January, a 10-day restriction on the freedom of movement applies to passengers arriving in Estonia from a country of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Schengen area with an infection rate above 150 people per 100 000 inhabitants in the past 14 days. The restriction on the freedom of movement does not apply to:

  1. people who have been on the territory of Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania in the past 10 days and have arrived to Estonia directly from Lithuania or Latvia with the following preconditions:
    (1) The person has taken a coronavirus test no earlier than 72 hours before their arrival in Estonia and the result is negative, or they have the test immediately after their arrival from in Estonia and the result is negative. The passenger is required to remain in isolation while waiting for the test result.
    (2) They arrive in Estonia for the purpose of working, studying or receiving health services or for family reasons or transit. When travelling to Estonia for the reasons listed above, it is not required to take a coronavirus test before arriving in Estonia.
  2. 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.

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.